1 Person in Serious Condition after Fire Breaks Out at Trump Tower

WABC - April 08, 2018

by Eyewitness News

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- One man is dead after a fire broke out at Trump Tower in Midtown, police say.

The four-alarm fire broke out on the 50th floor just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The fire was placed under control approximately two hours later.

Firefighters pulled Todd Brassner, 67, from the 50th floor of the building. He was unconscious and unresponsive. He later died at the hospital. Six firefighters also suffered minor injuries. Two of the six firefighters are suffering from burns.

"This is a very difficult fire, as you can imagine. The apartment is quite large. We're 50 stories up. The rest of the building had considerable amount of smoke," said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

"We're just standing there watching it. It was scary. It was very surreal. And then we saw the counterterrorism guys suit up," says Jordan Podell.

And it was even more terrifying from the inside.