Blaze At Trump Tower In New York Kills One Civilian, Injures Firefighters

Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York

The residential floors in Trump Tower do not have sprinklers, Nigro said. "The apartment was virtually entirely on fire". EMS transported the man to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital but it was too late to save his life. One person has reportedly died and four firefighters were injured in the four-alarm blaze.

Nigro added that the firefighters had some difficulties with the fire since the apartment was "quite large" and was located "50 stories up". While the rest of the building had a "considerable amount of smoke", it was not immediately clear if it reached Mr. Trump's unit, he said...

According to Nigro, the Trump family was not in the high-rise building when the fire broke out.

Trump Tower, named for the 45th president, is also the headquarters of the Trump Organization and was the campaign nerve center for Donald Trump when he ran on the Republican ticket in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump, who was in Washington, addressed the situation on Twitter. Some surrounding streets from Trump Tower were closed during the incident.

Mr. Trump tweeted soon after the fire broke out that his structure is "durable". That one was characterized as an electrical fire, and was mostly confined to the building's roof. "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m.

The 67-year-old victim, identified as Todd Brassner, was the occupant of a 50th-floor residence where the fire started, WNBC reports.

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Last night's blaze tore through part of the 50th floor of the 5th Avenue Trump Tower.

Neither Mr. Trump or any of his household remained in the structure at the time of the fire.

The commissioner said the upper floors that are home to residences do not have fire sprinklers.

Authorities first responded to the fire in Brassner's apartment at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening where the severity of the blaze required more than 200 firefighters to attend to the scene.

The New York Police Department warned of traffic and road closures in the area. The NYPD also advised people to expect heavy traffic in the vicinity.

The cause of Saturday's fire is still unknown, according to CBS, as is the cause of the man's death, the Daily News reported.

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