Fire at Trump Tower leaves 1 man dead and 6 firefighters injured

FDNY responding to 4-alarm fire at Trump Tower

Trump Tower, the mixed residential and business building that sometimes serves as the New York White House when the president is in town, had a fire on its 50th floor today.

Inning accordance with The New York City Times, Mr. Trump was among the designers in the late 1990s who lobbied versus sprinklers in structures.

Brassner was unconscious and unresponsive when firefighters pulled him out, the New York Police Department said.

According to a bankruptcy filing from 2016, Brassner was an art collector and dealer. 200 Firefighters and EMS members are on scene'.

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The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tweeted that the fire at Trump Tower had been upgraded to a Category 4 alarm fire from a Category 3 fire alarm.

"The apartment was virtually entirely on fire", said Daniel Nigro, commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, to the New York Post.

"The fire was a hard fire".

The fire was finally declared under control at around 7:45pm. President Trump's focal point Manhattan high-rise building opened in 1984, however does not have sprinklers on its domestic floorings, a step needed in brand-new structures considering that 1999. The medical examiner's office will determine his cause of death. Some surrounding streets from Trump Tower were closed during the incident. As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up. Four firefighters had minor injuries.

Flames and smoke were spotted billowing and debris raining down from the 50th floor of the Trump Tower around 5:30 p.m. Brassner lived in 50C. Fireman (and women) did a great job.

Trump continued to tweet through the evening, but never again referenced the fire, and never referenced the deceased or the tenant.

The upper-level residential floors are not equipped with fire sprinklers, according to Nigro. "Instead they received an automatic notification that there was a fire inside".

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