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.
A fire mysteriously broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday, April 7.
FDNY received a call about a fire on the 50th floor of the residential and commercial building at about 6 p.m. Todd Brassner was found unconscious and taken to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, where he was declared dead.
A blaze at the same Trump Tower injured three people, two civilians and a firefighter, in January.
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The building was completed in 1983, several years before sprinkler systems were mandated.
"It was a very hard fire, as you can imagine". A cause had not yet been determined.
He bought the spacious unit back in 1996 and had reportedly fallen on harder financial times, recently declaring bankruptcy. He also signed at least one print to him. He suffered from "debilitating medical problems that have made it hard for him to function", according to the court records.
However Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department, Daniel Nigro said shortly after that the blaze was not yet under control due to the considerable amount of smoke in the building.
Fifteen minutes after the fire department posted its first tweet on the fire, Donald Trump said in a tweet that the fire had been extinguished and praised the fire department for its act. That one was characterized as an electrical fire, and was mostly confined to the building's roof. "Firemen (and girls) did a gret job".
He has not tweeted about Brassner's death.
"He hated living at Trump Tower".
President Trump keeps a sprawling, penthouse residence in the building, and his business has offices there.