Trump Tower apartment fire leaves one man dead in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One man was killed and six firefighters received minor injuries in an apartment fire on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday, in a blaze that was quickly extinguished, fire officials said.

The victim, Todd Brassner, 67, was found unresponsive and unconscious in his 50th floor apartment and was pronounced dead at an area hospital, police said.

No information about the cause of the fire was available late Saturday night.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has an office and a private residence in the midtown Manhattan structure, was not in the building at the time.

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

Fire officials said no member of the Trump family was in the building at the time.

"This was a very difficult fire. As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up. The rest of the building had a considerable amount of smoke," Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said on Twitter.

About 200 fire personnel responded to the incident that the department said was a four-alarm fire.

Video on social media showed flames outside of a few windows and black smoke billowing up from the high-rise.

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Smoke rises from Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York, April 7, 2018. The fire in the building owned by US President Donmald Trump reportedly started on the 50th floor. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL (Photo credit should read LAURA BONILLA CAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL (Photo credit should read LAURA BONILLA CAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Fire trucks and ambulances arrive outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL (Photo credit should read LAURA BONILLA CAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL (Photo credit should read LAURA BONILLA CAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Fire trucks arrive outside Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL (Photo credit should read LAURA BONILLA CAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Fire trucks arrive at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in New York on April 7, 2018 during a fire on the 50th floor of the building owned by US President Donmald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Laura BONILLA CAL (Photo credit should read LAURA BONILLA CAL/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 7 : Smoke rises from the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York, United States on April 7, 2018. (Photo by Muhammed Said Tanl/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 7 : Smoke rises from the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York, United States on April 7, 2018. (Photo by Muhammed Said Tanl/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 7 : Smoke rises from the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York, United States on April 7, 2018. (Photo by Muhammed Said Tanl/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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In January, three people were injured in an early-morning fire at the top of Trump Tower. One firefighter was hospitalized while two people received minor injuries that were treated at the scene, the New York Fire Department said.

In addition to the president's 66th-floor penthouse, Trump Tower houses the headquarters of theTrump Organization as well as other residences, offices and stores.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas and Meredith Mazzilli in New York, additional reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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#BREAKING NEWS: Here is video coming from Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York where a 2 alarm fire has broke out. https://t.co/8zI3Zxwjsi
There is a fire right now in Trump Tower. Was small and then something happened where the size doubled in seconds! https://t.co/NnFNHEfJBg
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