Fire at Trump Tower leaves 1 man dead and 6 firefighters injured

09 April, 2018, 00:51 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Trump Tower leaves man dead 4 firefighters suffer minor injuries

At the time the building was constructed, the city didn't require every unit have sprinklers, so this unit didn't have one. Nigro noticed no member of this Trump loved ones has been at the 664-foot tower during some time of this flame.

He added that the building did not have sprinklers.

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

Trump's then-under construction Trump World Tower near the United Nations was also grandfathered in because he had submitted building permits before the local law was signed. President Trump's focal point Manhattan high-rise building opened in 1984, however does not have sprinklers on its domestic floorings, a step needed in brand-new structures considering that 1999.

Todd Brassner, 67, who was in the apartment, was taken to a hospital but died a short time later, the New York Police Department said. Four people were found dead in the smoke-filled hallways on the 27th and 29th floors.

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Six firefighters sustained minor injuries while tackling the blaze.

Fire crews responded to the four-alarm blaze just before 6 p.m. ET after receiving a call at 5:35 p.m. from an automatic alarm system, Nigro said. "But the problem with the bill is that it doesn't address the buildings that need sprinklers the most".

Trump's family has an apartment on the top floors of the 58-story building, but he has spent little time in NY since taking office. The injuries to the firefighters was described as "non-life-threatening" by Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

Trump mirrored Nigro's remarks in a tweet that applauded firefighters, before news of the fatality surfaced.

Firefighters work outside Trump Tower in New York City, April 7, 2018. That one was characterized as an electrical fire, and was mostly confined to the building's roof. Firemen (and women) did a great job. While we do not yet know what caused the fire, the authorities are working on determining what happened.

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