Trump Tower apartment fire kills one, injures four

Trump Tower fire

One person was killed and four firefighters were injured in a four-alarm fire at Trump Tower on Saturday, according to the New York City Fire Department.

Authorities identified the man who died as 67-year-old Todd Brassner, whom the Associated Press reported was an art dealer who purchased the apartment in 1996.

Trump Tower, the mixed residential and business building that sometimes serves as the New York White House when the president is in town, had a fire on its 50th floor today.

Nigro went on to describe the fire as "difficult" and said the high rise "had a considerable amount of smoke".

Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro said the man's apartment was nearly entirely engulfed in flames.

The entire high-rise apartment became engulfed in flames Saturday at Trump Tower.

"Very confined (well built building)", he tweeted. He thanked the firemen and women for doing a great job.

Before the death news, United States president Donald Trump congratulated firefighter for their work while tweeting, "Fire at Trump Tower is out. 200 Firefighters and EMS members are on scene".

"The apartment was virtually entirely on fire".

Surrounding streets were closed off as tourists snapped pictures on their phones. "New York City did not mandate sprinklers in every unit and common hallways of new residential buildings until March 1999 when then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani signed council legislation".

The FDNY previously said this 1 man who was inside the apartment was critical, including that four firefighters also ended up not hurt. He tweeted a thank you to firefighters once the flames were contained.

There was a minor fire just three months ago in a cooling tower on the roof of the Midtown skyscraper, in which two people suffered minor injuries.

Trump Tower is both a residential and commercial complex which houses Trump's NY penthouse residence as well as restaurants and shops.

The cause of the fire was not immediately available.

A fire has broken out at Trump Tower in NY, with black smoke and flames seen billowing from one of the upper storeys.

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