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1 killed in fire at Trump Tower

1 killed in fire at Trump Tower

Trump Tower, considered the jewel in the businessman's real estate empire, was built in 1983 when fire sprinklers in high rises were not required by New York City law.

Trump told the New York Times that he had modified his views and would install sprinklers in Trump World Tower residential units at the cost of $3 million because it made people feel safer.

"People feel safer with sprinklers", Trump said at the time, according to The New York Times.

Toss Brassner, 67, died in hospital after flames and black plumes of smoke were seen billowing from his plush apartment on the 50th floor.

It has since emerged that he had struggled financially and filed for bankruptcy in 2015.

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Fire trucks arrive at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in NY on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donald Trump.




"The entire apartment was on fire", said FDNY Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro at a news conference on the scene.

"It was a very hard fire, as you can imagine", Mr Nigro said outside the building in midtown Manhattan.

Trump tweeted at 6:42 p.m. that the fire was under control, as he boasted about the building's construction.

The commissioner said firefighters went with the Secret Service to inspect the president's residence.

Six firefighters from the local fire department were also injured while trying to tame the blaze, departmental sources said. That one was characterized as an electrical fire, and was mostly confined to the building's roof. "As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up", Nigro said. "THANK YOU!" Mr Trump tweeted. Fireman (and women) did a great job.

"We found fire on the 50th floor of the building".

According to ABC 7, New York's ABC affiliate, investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. Members pushed in heroically, they were knocking down the fire, ' Nigro added.


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