Trump Tower Fire Kills Art Dealer Who Trump Called 'Crazy Jew'

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Todd Brassner lived on the 50th floor of the Fifth Avenue luxury high-rise, and was in his apartment when the fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

It also tweeted pictures of the building with several windows of the 50th floor ablaze. "The apartment was virtually entirely on fire".

"This was a very hard fire". "The apartment is quite large".

A video posted on Twitter by the fire department after Trump's tweet showed a fire still burning high up in the building, though it wasn't immediately clear how recently the video was taken.

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Firefighters remained at the scene Sunday, cleaning up after the blaze and trying to determine its cause. "We had many floors to search, and stairways, and right now the only civilian injury is to the occupant of that apartment". Two firefighters were injured when debris fell on top of them and an engineer was injured but refused treatment in that incident.

It is important to mention Trump Tower did have functioning smoke detectors in the building's heating and ventilation system, which first notified the fire department, according to the Department of Buildings.

'Very confined (well built building).

This article has been adapted from its original source. The Associated Press reported that the owners of older residential buildings such are Trump Tower are not required by law to install the fire safety device. Brassner had an extensive collection of prized works of art, including a portrait of himself by Andy Warhol, as well as hundreds of guitars and ukeleles, according to the bankruptcy documents.

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The commissioner of the New York Fire Department said that the building stood up well despite not having sprinklers in the units. "I'm very sorry for his passing away", Trump Tower resident Sergio Bermudes said.

President Trump's business is based at Trump Tower and also has a residence there, but he has spent little time in NY since taking office.

The New York Times reported that Trump was among the city's developers who lobbied against a 1999 sprinkler ordinance proposed in response to two major fires in New York high-rises that together killed seven people, including three firefighters.

Trump was mollified when the law was altered to specify that existing buildings didn't need to install sprinklers unless they underwent gut renovations.

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