Trump Tower Fire Update: 67-year Old Man Dies, 6 Firefighters Injured
Last night, fire broke out on the 50th floor of the Trump Tower in Manhattan, which is home to President Trump and wife, with a 911 call being placed at 5:30 pm to alert authorities.
There was a sad turn as a 67-year-old popular art dealer Todd Brassner was in his apartment where the fire started. He died after being transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in critical condition. He was residing in apartment 50C. The deceased tenant of the posh Trump Tower pad filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
In the bankruptcy filing, it says the apartment he lived is worth $2.5million. ‘The limited support of his family coupled with his medical problems caused the debtor to fall into arrears on his mortgage, credit card payments and line of credit payments,’ says the filing.
Six firefighters also sustained non-life threatening injuries. During a press conference at the scene, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said ‘the apartment was virtually, entirely on fire’ when firefighters arrived.
President Trump took to Twitter to react to the incident saying, ‘Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!’