Fire in Trump Tower in NY kills 1

The massive blaze shot out several windows on the 50 floor

Twitter users posted pictures of flames shooting out of windows on the 50th floor. No cause for the fire has been revealed as of yet.

No members of the First Family were present at the time, according to the Secret Service.

Before news of the death, President Donald Trump congratulated firefighters and tweeted that the fire was out and "very confined" in the "well built building".

Subsequent updates to the building code required commercial skyscrapers to install the sprinklers retroactively, but owners of older residential highrises are not required to install sprinklers unless the building undergoes major renovations. "As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up", Nigro said. Firemen (and women) did a great job.

Six firefighters also sustained minor injuries in the blaze. "THANK YOU!" the president tweeted.

An automatic alarm alerted the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) to the fire engulfing the apartment on the high-rise building.

Sixty-seven-year-old Todd Brassner, 67, who was in the apartment, was taken to a hospital and died a short time later. One person has reportedly died and four firefighters were injured in the four-alarm blaze. Daily Mail reported, however, that the fire was declared under control at around 7:45 p.m.




On Saturday, Nigro confirmed to reporters to that no sprinklers were in place in the upper, residential floors of Trump Tower, where the fire broke out.

Mr Trump responded to the fire via Twitter.

The Fire Department says the blaze broke out on the 50th floor. It also complimented the building saying it was "well built".

As the New York Dailiy News points out, Trump has previously fought legislation that would require buildings in New York City to require sprinklers.

"It was a very frightful experience. there was no evacuation system in place. we were at a loss of what to do".

Eric later called out mental health counselor Jeffrey Guterman, who tweeted that he hoped the fire at Trump Tower continued.

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