FDNY Investigators Probe Deadly Fire At Trump Tower

People on the streets of New York stopped to capture the incredible scene at the president's Manhattan residence
People on the streets of New York stopped to capture the incredible scene at the president's Manhattan residence
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09 April, 2018

Mr. Trump's son Eric, who lives in the nearby Trump Parc building, tweeted that the fire had been extinguished. The medical examiner's office will determine his cause of death.

Brassner was a friend of the late artist Andy Warhol and is mentioned several times in the legendary New Yorker's 1989 autobiography, The Andy Warhol Diaries.

The first narrative unfolded through official alerts and images from the New York Fire Department, which painted a picture of an extraordinarily challenging - and ultimately fatal - blaze to contain and extinguish.

President Donald Trump and his family resided full-time in a triplex in the 68-story tower before they moved to Washington, D.C. and the President stays at the property when in NY - no members of the Trump family were in the building on Saturday. "The apartment is quite large". Firemen (and women) did a great job.

Four of the 200 firefighters who battled the blaze suffered minor injuries. "THANK YOU!" the president tweeted.

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President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and son Barron were not in the NY apartment this weekend, where he maintains a three-story penthouse residence. Donald Trump used the tragedy to boast about the fine construction of his flagship Manhattan skyscraper.

Mr Nigro acknowledged that it was a "well built building", but added: "The upper floors, the residence floors, are not sprinklered".

Toss Brassner, 67, died in hospital after flames and black plumes of smoke were seen billowing from his plush apartment on the 50th floor. Two people were injured in the fire, which officials said may have been caused by electrical heaters inside the cooling tower.

Fire damage on a side of Trump Tower. It also complimented the building saying it was "well built".

The skyscraper was opened in 1984 and has no sprinklers on its residential floors - an arrangement required in buildings made after 1999. "My husband is disabled and we were helpless".


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