Trump Tower Caught Fire Killing 1 Tenant And 6 Injured- No One From Trump Family In The Building
The four-alarm fire broke out at the 58-story, 664-foot-high, Trump Tower in Manhattan on Saturday evening, 7th April 2018.
- A resident of the building's 50th floor died and six firefighters injured.
- The four-alarm fire occurred on the 50th floor of the tower and came under control around 9 p.m.
- Around 200 firefighters and emergency medical service workers were engaged to control the fire.
- No members of the Trump family were in the building during the fire.
- Previously, a small fire caught in a cooling tower of the Trump Tower caused two injuries.
Fire Caught In Trump Tower Leading To Death Of One Person And Six Injured
One tenant killed and four firefighters injured due to a fire at Trump Tower located on Fifth Avenue in New York on Saturday, 7th April 2018, New York City Fire Department reports.
The firefighters arrived around 5:30 p.m. to cease the four-alarm fire on the 50th floor of the tower which was initially ranked a two-alarm fire. The fire came under control around 9 p.m.
The 67-year-old tenant who used to reside on the 50th floor of the tower, Todd Brassner, was found unconscious and unresponsive and taken to the St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in critical condition but couldn't survive. According to CNN, six firefighters were injured but are out of danger.
Watch Video: Fire broke out at Trump Tower on Saturday, 7th April 2018
Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro explained:
“It was a very difficult fire, as you can imagine. The apartment is quite large.”
He also said that the reason for the fire is still unknown.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter and said the fire was "very confined".
Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018
His son, Eric Trump, also congratulated the firefighters via his tweet.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) April 7, 2018
None of the Trump family members were in the tower when the accident occurred. Trump has an apartment on the top floor.
Well, this is not the first time, the tower with 58-story, 664-foot-high caught fire. Early in January, a small fire caught in a cooling tower of the Trump Tower left two people injured.