1 dead, 6 injured in Trump Tower fire

Trump Tower fire victim ID'd as Todd Brassner, art Trader That Offered Warhol prints: reports

Some surrounding streets from Trump Tower were closed during the incident.

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

"People feel safer with sprinklers", Trump said at the time, according to The New York Times. He also thanked the fire department.

A firefighter looks out from the window of a fire damaged apartment in Trump Tower in NY on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Two decades before he was president, Trump got political when he spent thousands of dollars lobbying City Council members not to pass the bill - because it would be too expensive for his apartment buildings. As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up.

Mr. Trump tweeted soon after the fire broke out that his structure is "durable".

Typical uncompassionate response from president Donald Trump when a fire killed a resident in Trump Tower in Manhattan.

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Sixty-seven-year-old Todd Brassner, who was in the apartment, was taken to a hospital and died a short time later.

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

President Trump later tweeted that the fire was out and said that firefighters had done a good job.

The upper-level residential floors are not equipped with fire sprinklers, according to Nigro.

He later tempered his criticism for the March 1999 bill after learning it was amended to allow buildings built before that year to not have sprinklers unless it was completely renovated, the Daily News reported. I nearly fainted. I thought we would die, " Lalitha Mason, who lives on the 36th floor of Trump Tower, told the New York Post.

In the Reuters News video below, Commissioner Daniel Nigro gives more informaiton.

While it's uncertain the number of fires have actually been at the structure because it opened in 1984, an extreme fire in 1982 set building back 2 months, inning accordance with amNewYork. "All we could do is put wet towels under the door and pray".

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