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Deadly fire in Trump Tower in Manhattan

09 April 2018

The 67-year-old person who died following a fire broke out Saturday in his flat to the 50th floor of Trump Tower at nyc was a dominant art dealer who was buddies with Andy Warhol, but'd also fallen on hard times.

"The entire apartment was on fire", FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro said at a press conference Saturday evening, according to the New York Daily News.

The six injured firefighters had non-life threatening injuries, Conroy said.

President Trump has a complicated history with the life-saving sprinklers the Trump Tower residential quarters lacked during a deadly fire Saturday. Commissioner Nigro said on Saturday that there is extra fire protection at Trump Tower when Mr. Trump is there.

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The fire was later brought under control.

Nigro described the apartment where the fire began as "quite large" and containing "quite a lot of furniture", which led to its spread.

"The apartment was virtually entirely on fire".

The president's middle son Eric Trump also tweeted about the fire, but he thanked the NY fire department for extinguishing the fire. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and died shortly thereafter. The FDNY says the upper floors, which are all residences, do not have sprinklers.

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President Trump keeps a sprawling, penthouse residence in the building, and his business has offices there. The cause of the fire has not yet been discovered. While there was a "considerable amount of smoke", they have not yet determined whether or not the smoke reached President Trump's unit.

"It's a well-built building", Nigro said. Nigro noticed no member of this Trump loved ones has been at the 664-foot tower during some time of this flame. About 200 firemen and emergency workers were at the scene of the blaze on the 50th floor.

Almost two decades ago, Trump, then one of the Big Apple's most prominent real estate moguls, lobbied against Mayor Rudy Giuliani-era legislation that considered whether sprinklers should be installed in all residential buildings after two fatal fires in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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Deadly fire in Trump Tower in Manhattan