But that didn't stop anti-Trump liberals from mocking and praising the fire, some joking it was caused by the Trumps burning evidence of Russian collusion.
What did people say?
Famed musician David Crosby led the pack of disgusting comments:
Jeffrey Guterman, who claims to be a "mental health counselor, also praised the fire:
Said like a complete scumbag @JeffreyGuterman https://t.co/yAyAznihqh— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump) 1523146008.0
Why did you change your bio after you celebrated the fire at #TrumpTower @JeffreyGuterman and then slightly add mor… https://t.co/1hT3LaCTJA— Kambree (@Kambree) 1523149705.0
Both Crosby and Guterman later deleted their deletes, but alas, the internet is forever.
Others didn't delete their tweets:
The man who used the catchphrase "You're Fired" -Had an actual Fire in Trump Tower Today -Had another actual Fire i… https://t.co/PlbICvMPZ3— Alison Greene (@Alison Greene) 1523142846.0
Details about the fire
The New York Fire Department responded to the four-alarm fire Saturday evening, which was burning on the building's 50th floor. Inside an apartment, firefighters found a man who was badly injured. They transported the man to a local hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. President Donald Trump and his family were not present during the incident.