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 50C.
New York City in 1999 ended up being last huge city in the country to need sprinklers, inning accordance with the New york city Daily News.
Six firefighters sustained minor injuries while tackling the blaze.
Donald Trump pushed to block a requirement for fire sprinklers in city high-rises in the late 1990s.
Water pours from the window of a fire damaged apartment in Trump Tower Saturday, April 7, 2018, in NY.
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"We found fire on the 50th floor of the building".
Nigro said in a press conference that the cause of Saturday's fire is still unclear.
Unfortunately, a resident in an apartment on the 50th floor was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. While there was a "considerable amount of smoke", they have not yet determined whether or not the smoke reached President Trump's unit.
The Department of Buildings has issued a partial order to vacate residences 50C and 51C, they note, and residents are able to occupy the 55 floor and above or 45 floor and below.
In a statement, the New York City Fire Department said: 'This was a very hard fire. "But the building sure stood up quite well". According to Nigro, 200 firefighters and EMS personnel responded to the scene.
Meanwhile, Nigro confirmed that no member of the Trump family was inside the 664-foot tower Saturday. At the time the legislation was being talked about, Mr. Trump had actually simply begun building on a 72-story tower near the United Nations, and he consequently stated he would set up sprinklers there at an expense of $3 million.