Trump Once Lobbied Against Sprinklers at His Midtown Tower

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One person has been killed on Saturday in a raging apartment fire at Trump Tower in New York City. "The rest of the building had considerable amount of smoke", said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. His lawyer said in court papers that the apartment's value and Todd's "substantial art collection and other valuable collectibles" were worth many times more that the value of the debt.

In a tweet, President Donald Trump thanked the fire department and claimed that the fire had already been put out. Instead, Trump talked about the success of the building's construction.

Trump Tower, from which Trump made his formal announcement that he would seek the presidency in 2015, was the scene of a small fire in January.

"This was a very hard fire".


At a Saturday press conference, the NY fire department's commissioner Daniel Nigro, said that when Trump's family is at Trump tower, extra fire protection is maintained.

The cause of the fire is now unknown, but according to the New York City Fire Department, the fire was centered in a single large apartment, where they found one critically injured resident.

He added that the building did not have sprinklers. He said it had been "very confined" as the tower is a "well-built building". He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died, said spokeswoman Angelica Conroy of the Fire Department. "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m.

Streets surrounding the building in Midtown Manhattan were closed off during the fire. "The upper floors, the residence floors, are not sprinklered".


Officials have not disclosed the cause of the blaze.

The city's Department of Buildings said Sunday the building did have working hard-wired smoke detectors, and that the fire department was first notified of the blaze by the detectors in the building's heating and ventilation system.

President Donald Trump lobbied not to have sprinklers installed on the residential floors of his NY properties. The headquarters of the Trump Organization is on the 26th floor.

"When I saw the television, I thought we were finished", said Masson, who lives on the 36th floor with her husband, Narinder, who is 79 and has Parkinson's disease.


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