The victim, a resident of the block, died at the hospital and has not yet been identified, officials said.
The New York Fire Department said it responded to a blaze on the upper floors of the skyscraper, which is home to Donald and Melania Trump’s apartment.
The US president was in Washington at the time and tweeted that the fire was now out.
Fire in Trump Tower worsening pic.twitter.com/6T1VsOCsuP
— Peter Thomas Roth (@PeterThomasRoth) April 7, 2018
There is a fire right now in Trump Tower. Was small and then something happened where the size doubled in seconds! pic.twitter.com/NnFNHEfJBg
— Brian Lawton (@brianlawton9) April 7, 2018
— Michael J Lukiman (@michael_lukiman) April 7, 2018
Social media video showed fire and smoke rising from the structure in central Manhattan.
The New York Fire Department (FDNY) said on Twitter it was a four-alarm blaze.
A photo posted by the FDNY showed flames and smoke bellowing from windows of the 58-storey building.
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 7, 2018
The NYPD told the public to expect increased traffic and closures in nearby streets due to emergency vehicles.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 7, 2018
President Trump tweeted to say the fire had been extinguished and was “very confined” thanks to the design of the building.
Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
“Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”
His son, Eric, said the fire was in a residential apartment and thanked the FDNY and NYPD for their response.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) April 7, 2018
He tweeted: “Thank you to the amazing men and women of the NYFD who extinguished a fire in a residential apartment at TrumpTower.
“The FDNY and NYPD are truly some of the most incredible people anywhere!”
It comes three months after another fire broke out on the roof of the tower, injuring two people.