One resident is dead and six firefighters injured after a four-alarm blaze on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York Saturday evening. Todd Brassner, 67, was pulled unconscious from his apartment in the Midtown skyscraper and rushed to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. He was initially listed in critical condition, but pronounced dead later in the evening, according to the NYPD.
Flames and smoke were spotted billowing and debris raining down from the 50th floor of the Trump Tower around 5:30 p.m. Brassner lived in apartment 50C. Besides the one fatality, six FDNY firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries -- two of them burn-related.
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