Man killed in Trump Tower blaze was friend to Andy Warhol

Fire breaks out on 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York City

People were quick to notice how Trump didn't seem to care about the victim who died in the fire of his well-built building, or those injured.

"The structure sure stood rather well", Nigro stated.

Almost two decades ago, Trump, then one of the Big Apple's most prominent real estate moguls, lobbied against Mayor Rudy Giuliani-era legislation that considered whether sprinklers should be installed in all residential buildings after two fatal fires in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

President Trump has a complicated history with the life-saving sprinklers the Trump Tower residential quarters lacked during a deadly fire Saturday.

Trump's son Eric, who lives in the nearby Trump Parc building, tweeted that the fire had been extinguished. "Firemen (and women) did a great job", the president wrote on Twitter at 6:42 p.m.

One person died and four firefighters were injured in a fire that broke out on the 50 floor of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday night, according to the New York Post.

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.

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Donald Trump pushed to block a requirement for fire sprinklers in city high-rises in the late 1990s.

Besides the one fatality, six FDNY firefighters suffered nonlife-threatening injuries - two of them burn-related, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said during a press conference.

No member of the Trump family was in the 664-foot tower on Saturday.

Nigro also said the upper floors of the building do not have fire sprinklers and that additional fire protection is required for the building when the President is staying in his unit.

An alert sent out by the city said the fire was 4 alarms. The headquarters of the Trump Organisation is on the 26th floor. 200 firefighters and EMS are on the scene'.

Lalitha Masson, a 76-year-old resident, called it "a very, very terrifying experience".

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