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Trump Tower Fire Kills One, Injures Four

09 April, 2018, 00:56 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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Ms Masson told The New York Times that she did not receive any announcement about leaving, and that when she called the front desk no one answered.

They were part of 200 other fire and emergency workers battling the four-alarm blaze at the 58-story Fifth Avenue Trump Tower skyscraper at 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, fire officials confirmed.

A firefighter looks out from the window of a fire damaged apartment in Trump Tower in NY on Saturday, April 7, 2018. That one was characterized as an electrical fire, and was mostly confined to the building's roof.

Saturday's fire is the 2nd fire in Mr. Trump's Fifth Opportunity constructing this year: 2 civilians suffered small injuries and a firemen was injured by particles in a fire on January 8 on the top of the structure. Following updates into this construction code demanded commercial Sky Scrapers to put in the sprinklers retroactively, but owners of elderly residential high-rises are not required to install sprinklers except the construction undergoes major renovations.

The fire was contained to the 50th floor of the tower, located on Fifth Avenue in NY.

Social media users slammed President Donald Trump for bragging about the sturdiness of Trump Tower in an utterly tone-deaf tweet.

Two decades before he was president, Trump got political when he spent thousands of dollars lobbying City Council members not to pass the bill - because it would be too expensive for his apartment buildings.

The council ultimately passed Local Law 10 in 1999 mandating sprinklers in halls and apartments of all residential buildings with four or more units. Trump Tower apartments were built before a sprinkler system was required for NY skyscrapers. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died, said spokeswoman Angelica Conroy of the Fire Department.

Trump's family has an apartment on the top floors of the 58-story building, but he has spent little time in NY since taking office.

He added that the building did not have sprinklers. Nigro noticed no member of this Trump loved ones has been at the 664-foot tower during some time of this flame.

Neither Mr. Trump or any of his family were in the building at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire was not immediately available. "The top flooring, the residence flooring, are not sprinklered". "The building sure stood up quite well".

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