1 dead, 6 injured in Trump Tower fire

1 dead, 6 injured in Trump Tower fire

One person was killed and four firefighters were injured on Saturday evening when fire broke out at Trump Tower in NY.

The cause of the fire is now unknown, but according to the New York City Fire Department, the fire was centered in a single large apartment, where they found one critically injured resident.

The New York Police Department warned of traffic and road closures in the area.

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

However, Brassner had filed for bankrupcy in 2015 after dealing with a series of issues that caused him to fall in arrears on his mortgage.

The all came in just before 6 pm Saturday and within minutes, about 200 firefighters and EMS workers arrived on scene.

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President Donald Trump previously lobbied against a proposed bill requiring high-rise buildings, like Trump Tower, to install life-saving sprinkler systems.

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FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro tweeted at about 8 p.m.: "We found fire on the 50th floor of the building".

The president maintains the building's top three floors as his residential home.

Some smoke reached some of floors above the fire, he said, but it was unclear if it had reached Mr. Trump's residence.

The Fire Department had not yet determined a cause for the fire.

The FDNY said that six firefighters suffered injuries fighting the blaze.

Mr. Trump tweeted soon after the fire broke out that his structure is "durable". Firemen (and women) did a great job.

The council ultimately passed Local Law 10 in 1999 mandating sprinklers in halls and apartments of all residential buildings with four or more units.

The fire on Saturday was the second at Trump Tower this year. When asked to comment on the President's tweet, Nigro said the building "sure stood up quite well". Members pushed in heroically, they were knocking down the fire, ' Nigro added.

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