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A fire broke out at Trump Tower on Saturday, leaving one man dead and six firefighters injured, the New York City Fire Department said.




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.

Brassner was unconscious and unresponsive when firefighters pulled him out, the New York Police Department said. The medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.




The fire was contained to the 50th floor of the tower, located on Fifth Avenue in New York. It was ruled under control around 9 p.m., two hours after it was originally reported, the FDNY tweeted.



Six firefighters suffered injuries that don't seem to be life threatening, Conroy same.

No members of the Trump family were at the tower throughout the hearth, fireplace Commissioner Daniel Nigro same.

Before news of the death, President Donald Trump congratulated firefighters and tweeted that the hearth was out and "very confined" within the "well designed building."



His son, Eric Trump, additionally congratulated the firefighters before news of the death, speech communication "the @FDNY and @NYPD ar actually a number of the foremost unbelievable folks anywhere!"


The fireplace at Trump Tower  3 months once a minor fire stony-broke enter a cooling on the roof of the building, in line with CNN affiliate WCBS-TV. 2 folks were livid within the fireplace, that officers same could are caused by electrical heaters within the cooling.



CNN's Gabriela metropolis reportable from big apple and ameer Vera wrote in Atlanta. CNN's Melanie Schuman, Tony Marco, Polo Sandoval and Linh Tran contributed to the current report


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