Trump Tower fire claims the life of Harrison native

10 April, 2018, 20:41 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Fire damage is seen on a side of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday

'If you look at the fire deaths in NY, nearly all of them are in one- or two-family houses'. "The apartment is quite large; we're 50 stories up", Nigro said.

Todd Brassner, 67, was pulled unconscious from his apartment in the Midtown skyscraper and rushed to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital.

Property records obtained by The Associated Press indicate Brassner was an art dealer who had purchased his 50th-floor unit in 1996.

Brassner is mentioned several times in artist Andy Warhol's posthumously published diaries, with references including lunch dates and shared taxis. Six firefighters suffered injuries that are not life threatening, Conroy was quoted as saying by the channel. An investigation is ongoing.

The president who famously owns the glitzy Fifth Avenue residential-and-retail skyscraper that bears his name, tweeted his thanks to New York's firefighters.

'Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job.

At the time he said he didn't see the objective sprinklers served in high-rise buildings.

The first ever fire at Trump Tower was in 1982, when the top floor caught fire in what the fire chief then called 'definitely, absolutely, positively arson'.

Trump was mollified when the law was altered to specify that existing buildings didn't need to install sprinklers unless they underwent gut renovations. One fire-fighter was hospitalised while two people received minor injuries that were treated at the scene, the New York Fire Department said.

The fire occurred at the building where President Donald Trump has a three-floor residence.

Fire sprinklers were not required in New York City high-rises when Trump Tower was completed in 1983.

The headquarters of the Trump Organization are on the 26th floor. "Members pushed in heroically, they were knocking down the fire and found one occupant of the apartment who is in critical condition". About 200 firefighters and emergency medical service workers responded to the fire, he said. The president lives there in the top three floors when he is in NY.

"It was a very awful experience. there was no evacuation system in place. we were at a loss of what to do", she said. He says he will never forget how angry that phone call made him feel.

"I heard a big bang and the debris falling on the glass roof", witness Will Hammonds said.

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