One Person Dead In Trump-Related Symbolic Tragedy

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This isn’t the first time this has happened in the past few months.

Back in January, 2 people suffered minor injuries when a minor fire broke out in the cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower.

Earlier Saturday evening, the New York City Fire Department responded to a 3-alarm fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower.

Fire officials initially reported that one person had been seriously injured, and three firefighters had sustained minor injuries.

But it was one man dead, and six firefighters.

Apparently, believing the initial reports of the fire being under control, President Trump tweeted out thanks to the NYC Fire Department for their quick response.

Unfortunately, that was not the case. The Fire Department soon updated the fire from a 3-alarm to a 4-alarm, saying they had still not managed to get it under control.

Police identified the man killed as Todd Brassner, 67, a resident of the building’s 50th floor. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died, said spokeswoman Angelica Conroy of the Fire Department. Mr. Brassner’s apartment in Trump Tower, built in 1983, did not have sprinklers, which were not required.

Trump Tower has both business offices and apartments.

There’s no report on the cause of the blaze, yet.

Friends of Mr. Brassner said he had been trying to move since the election of President Trump in 2016, which brought increased security and activity to the building on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, but he could not sell his 50th-floor apartment, which he estimated to be worth $2.5 million in 2015.