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Trump Tower fire victim was a friend of Warhol

09 April 2018, 12:31 | Katrina Lee

Camera Icon Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New

Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York

Some fire-safety advocates pushed for a requirement that older apartment buildings be retrofitted with sprinklers when New York City passed a law requiring them in new residential towers in 1999 but officials in the administration of then-mayor Rudy Giuliani said that would be too expensive.

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

Brassner was mentioned multiple times in Warhol's autobiography, according to the New York Daily News.

ABC News reported that the victim, Todd Brassner, was pulled unconscious from his apartment at the luxury Fifth Avenue sky scraper and died later at the hospital.

It has since emerged that he had struggled financially and filed for bankruptcy in 2015.

Nigro said the fire broke out at around 5:30 p.m. Fire engines and ladders were there within five minutes.

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President Donald Trump thanked firefighters in a tweet.

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The fire commissioner said a 50th floor apartment was "virtually entirely on fire" when firefighters arrived Saturday evening.

"It was a very hard fire, as you can imagine", Mr Nigro said outside the building in midtown Manhattan.

The fire broke out just before 6 p.m. Saturday, officials said. Members of the Secret Service were on hand to determine if the residences of the First Family were damaged. "The apartment is quite large", according to the Financial Times.

Six firefighters also sustained minor injuries in the blaze.

The FDNY says the upper floors, which are all residences, do not have sprinklers. Eric Trump stated the fire had actually remained in a cooling tower. Fireman (and women) did a great job.

On Sunday morning, Trump posted about a half-dozen tweets on a variety of subjects, including the "rigged" investigation into Hillary Clinton and how he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would "always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade".

After two deadly fires in 1998, NYC legislation was proposed to require sprinklers in all residential buildings. "Instead they received an automatic notification that there was a fire inside".



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