Investigation Continues into Trump Tower Fire

Officials continue to investigate the cause of a deadly fire at Trump Tower over the weekend.

It broke out on the 50th floor on Saturday, injuring four firefighters and killing 67-year-old Todd Brassner.  Brassner was an art dealer and a friend of the famous artist Andy Warhol.

"It's a well-built building.  The upper floors, which are residence floors, are not sprinklered. But the building sure stood up quite well,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

In the 1990’s, President Trump was part of a group that fought an effort to require existing buildings to install sprinklers.  He argued that it was expensive and unnecessary.

On Monday, New York City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. will propose legislation that would require Trump's buildings to have fire sprinkler safety systems.

The New York Times reports Brassner filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and was having trouble selling his Trump Tower apartment.

"Fire at Trump Tower is out.  Very confined (well built building).  Firemen (and women) did a great job.  THANK YOU!," President Trump tweeted on Saturday night.


Source:  New York Times

Photo Credit:  Getty Images

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