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1 killed in fire at Trump Tower


'As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up. The victim, Todd Brassner, 67, was rushed to a hospital and died a short time later, authorities said.

Officials said four firefighters suffered minor injuries. An investigation is ongoing.

The Associated Press reported that the owners of older residential buildings such are Trump Tower are not required by law to install the fire safety device. Very confined (well-built building). "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m.

Trump Tower was also hit by a fire in January, leaving two injured.

The New York Times reported that resident Dennis Shields only knew to leave the building because he received a text from Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, who Shields says he grew up with Cohen. Under the 1999 legislation, buildings constructed before then were only required to have sprinklers if they underwent gut renovations.

One person was killed and four firefighters were injured on Saturday evening when fire broke out at Trump Tower in NY. Before moving to the White House, Mr. Trump, the first lady and Barron Trump lived in the triplex penthouse apartment, which occupies sections of floors 56-58, according to Forbes.

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Son Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, offered similar sentiments to his father, and Don Jr.

Nigro said firefighters and Secret Service members checked on the condition of Trump's apartment.

The other 1998 blaze left three firefighters dead in NYCHA-run housing for seniors in the Canarse, Brooklyn.

. "If you look at the fire deaths in NY, nearly all of them are in one- or two-family houses".

Lalitha Masson, a 76-year-old resident, called it "a very, very terrifying experience".

The skyscraper, owned and built by its namesake Donald Trump, acts as the president's NY home, and was pictured engulfed by billowing black smoke on Saturday evening in the aftermath of the blaze.

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