Trump Tower, New York City: Fire leaves 1 civilian critically injured, 6 firefighters with minor injuries

Trump Tower fire: Fire breaks out on 50th floor, FDNY says

A four-alarm fire on the 50th floor of New York City's Trump Tower left one man dead and six firefighters injured, the FDNY said. The cause of the fire is still unknown. 

The NYPD identified the victim as Todd Brassner, 67. 

"The apartment was virtually entirely on fire. They pushed in heroically, they were knocking down the fire, they found one occupant of the apartment on the 50th floor," Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

The FDNY said that six firefighters suffered injuries. Over 44 units and about 190 firefighters responded.  

This image shows where the fire broke out at Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

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Nigro said units went up with the Secret Service to check President Trump's residence. Some smoke reached some of floors above the fire, he said, but it was unclear if it had reached Mr. Trump's residence. There were no members of first family in residence.

President Trump tweeted at 6:43 p.m. that the fire had been extinguished, although Nigro said it wasn't under control due to the smoke conditions on the upper floors. 

Mr. Trump's son Eric, who lives in the nearby Trump Parc building, tweeted that the fire had been extinguished. He also thanked the fire department.

Trump Tower, which opened in 1984, is located on 5th Ave. and 57th St. in New York City. Before moving to the White House, Mr. Trump, the first lady and Barron Trump lived in the triplex penthouse apartment, which occupies sections of floors 56-58, according to Forbes. The apartments are listed on floors 66-68, although the building is technically only 58 stories

The headquarters of the Trump Organization are on the 26th floor. 

There was a fire at Trump Tower in January Two people suffered minor injuries in that fire, CBS New York reports

This is a breaking story. It will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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