Man killed in Trump Tower fire

  • Man killed in Trump Tower fire

Man killed in Trump Tower fire

A man has died and six firefighters have been left injured after a fire broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in Manhattan. An investigation is under way. Four firefighters had minor injuries.

The firefighters arrived at the blazing building at 5:30 PM EST and it was not until 9 PM EST that the New York Fire Department reported that the fire was under control, CNN reported.

"Members pushed in heroically".

Trump told the New York Times that he had modified his views and would install sprinklers in Trump World Tower residential units at the cost of $3 million because it made people feel safer.

But when the fire broke out on December 23, 1998, in the Culkin family apartment, a big push for sprinklers in all high-rises commenced, Rose told ABC News.

The president's son, Eric Trump, also thanked first responders. The tower really has 58 floors. He also said that there was significant smoke damage sustained to the upper floors during Saturday's fire. Smoke had spread throughout much of the building but it was unclear if any seeped into Trump's penthouse.

'He said, "Are you in the building?"

Around 45 minutes later - before the fatality had been publicly announced - Trump took to Twitter to praise firefighters for their response, saying they had extinguished the blaze.

"People feel safer with sprinklers", Trump said at the time, according to The New York Times.

"A relic from the "peace & love" generation weighed in on the Trump Tower fire predictably, albeit temporarily", @ThePowersThatBe wrote, adding #TeachYourChildrenWell, a reference to the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song. President Trump was not in the building at the time of the fire. He thanked the firemen and women for doing a great job. "But the problem with the bill is that it doesn't address the buildings that need sprinklers the most".

The tower has a history of attracting some high-profile tenants, including Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson and Bruce Willis.

The publication explains that fire sprinklers were not required in New York City high-rises during the time Trump Tower was built, in 1983.

Pedestrians gathered at the base of the building to film the blaze, and videos on social media showed flames and smoke billowing out of the windows. One person has reportedly died and four firefighters were injured in the four-alarm blaze which broke out on the 50th floor. A fire broke out in a rooftop heating and cooling unit at the skyscraper on January 8, sending black smoke billowing over the skyline. All the injuries then were not life threatening.