Man Dies In Blaze At Trump Tower

Man Dies In Blaze At Trump Tower

An elderly man died late Saturday and four firefighters were injured after a blaze erupted on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in NY, officials said.

The cause of the late afternoon fire was still being investigated, but Nigro noted that the apartment belonging to art dealer Todd Brassner, who later died in a hospital, was "virtually entirely on fire", when city firefighters arrived.

Six firefighters suffered injuries while battling the blaze, which 190 firefighters responded to.

President Trump has a complicated history with the life-saving sprinklers the Trump Tower residential quarters lacked during a deadly fire Saturday.

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According to the Associated Press, fire sprinklers were not required in New York City high-rises when Trump Tower was completed. The fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday in the 58-story building.

Some fire-safety advocates wanted older apartment buildings to be retrofitted with sprinklers when the city began requiring them in new residential high-rises nearly 20 years ago.

Firefighters were sweeping adjacent apartments and stairwells to determine the source of the blaze in one of the skyscraper's residential apartments, according to fire officials. Nigro said units checked Mr. Trump's residence on the upper floors.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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No members of the First Family were present at the time, according to the Secret Service. Nigro agreed at the press conference that it's a "well-built building".

Two decades before he was president, Trump got political when he spent thousands of dollars lobbying City Council members not to pass the bill - because it would be too expensive for his apartment buildings. "But the building sure stood up quite well".

"Fire at Trump Tower is out", Trump tweeted.

A fire in the tower's heating systems in January sent smoke billowing from the roof and injured three people, none seriously. About 200 firemen and emergency workers were at the scene of the blaze on the 50th floor.

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