1 dead in Trump Tower fire

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The New York Post reports that just before 6 p.m. this evening, April 7, 2018, a four-alarm fire broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
First responders performed CPR on a 67-year-old man who lives in the building before he was rushed to Mount Sinai West, where he died. Four firefighters were injured but are expected to recover.
Firefighters and Secret Service agents checked out Trump’s penthouse pad and didn’t immediately find any damage, officials said.
President Trump tweeted at 6:42 p.m. that the fire was under control:

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

The FDNY said the blaze was brought under control at 7:40 p.m.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said: “This is 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.”
Lalitha Mason, a 36th-floor resident, said the blaze was frightening:

“We’re terrified. It was a very horrible experience – there was no evacuation system in place – we were at a loss of what to do. I almost fainted – I thought we would die. This looks similar to when 9/11 took place. My husband is disabled and we were helpless. All we could do is put wet towels under the door and pray.”

An employee from the Gucci store on the ground floor said he could smell smoke:

“We smelled smoke coming through the vents, our clients and personnel were evacuated. We were assured they had it under control and it was precautionary. Definitely a noticeable smell [of smoke]coming through the vents.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
See also “Two Trump helicopters crashed in past 9 months”.

Update (April 8):

Washington Post says it was a “small electrical fire”. The Secret Service spotted the fire, notified building managers, who called 911. There was no evacuation because the fire wasn’t in the building, it was on top of the building” in a cooling tower, the fire department said on Twitter. “We had flames coming out of the vents, no smoke condition or fire was on the inside.”
CBS News, however, says the fire was in the apartment of the man who died — 67-year-old Todd Brassner, and that the fire was the SECOND fire in Trump Tower this year (we’re only in April).
A WaPo reader, Roberto Ponzo, wrote this comment:
Vicious WaPo reader on Trump Tower fire
Truly, Democrats are such nice people. /sarc
~Eowyn

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kommonsentsjane
2 years ago

Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
What’s going on?
kommonsentsjane

Christian Zionist
2 years ago

Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps and commented:
Tell me this isn’t purposeful sabotage…yep…

DCG
Admin
DCG
2 years ago

Proggies on Twitter were celebrating and cheering about the fire. Sickos.
What happened to #LoveTrumpsHate?

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

It could happen:comment image

Maryaha
2 years ago
Reply to  DCG

DCG, check this out. Jeffrey Guterman, a mental health counselor in Florida, cheering that a fire was burning in Trump Tower. Their hatred has eaten them alive.?
https://mobile.twitter.com/KamVTV/status/982787212784779264

DCG
Admin
DCG
2 years ago
Reply to  Maryaha

Sicko…

Disgusted
Disgusted
2 years ago
Reply to  Maryaha

His Youtube channel & website demonstrate an unhealthy obsession with the President:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jguterman/videos
https://jeffreyguterman.com
“Guterman, J.T. (2018). A mental health counselor’s views on speculations about President Trump’s mental health. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 22, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/a-mental-health-counselors-views-on-speculations-about-president-trumps-mental-health
Does the USSS know about this guy? He’s in Florida and he seems unhinged.

Maryaha
2 years ago
Reply to  Disgusted

I didn’t know about the website or YouTube, but will definitely go check it out. Yes this nutcase needs some attention from the SS!

True George
2 years ago

I wonder if it was intentional….

Jackie Puppet
2 years ago
Reply to  True George

Possibly tied in with his expressed desire to pull our troops out of Syria a couple days earlier. That and oh-by-the-way-another gas (chlorine) attack in Syria, set of most likely by “McCain’s Army”.

Eli
Eli
2 years ago

References to 9/11 make me think perhaps some of the witnesses are subconsciously picking up on similarities. Yes, fire, but what else? What truly caused it? Directed Energy Weapons. They or something unholy was used on the WTC, I would not be surprised if something similar was attempted. If Hutchinson can do this in his apartment, after all… There have been numerous strings of freak deaths of military personnel in aircraft over this month. And some pictures deleted from instagram have shown what appears to be video cameras from Epstein’s island, maybe. Horrific. It looks like things are heating up.… Read more »

Maryaha
2 years ago
Reply to  Eli

There was also, from what I understand, an earthquake that was very close to Epstein island in the last day or two.

Disgusted
Disgusted
2 years ago
Reply to  Maryaha

Two actually. Both north of Epsteins perv island.
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/pr2018097016#executive
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/pr2018098015#executive
Epsteins island is in USVI, the quakes were in the British Virgin Islands.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Epstein <<< worth reading through as it seems he is at or near the epicentre of the goings on. Pretty obvious he had the island wired to record guests with underage persons for extortion purposes.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
2 years ago
Reply to  Eli

“References to 9/11 make me think perhaps some of the witnesses are subconsciously picking up on similarities.”
I’m inclined to think those who mentioned 9/11 in this instance were TOLD to do so.

Silhouette
Silhouette
2 years ago

This is proof positive that Trump wants everyone killed.
No one is safe with Trump in office.
Trump is even willing to sacrifice his own building to
make sure that people die.
Oh, the humanities……I just know Trump is in charge of all this chaos,
Yes, it must be him and his desire to commandeer the entire planet.
Oh, Satan….Please show yourself and save us from this apocalyptic Conservative
lunatic that seeks only truth and fairness.

brackenkaren
2 years ago
Reply to  Silhouette

You need to get back on your meds.

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago
Reply to  Silhouette

Whoa, rant much? I think you made a wrong turn and ended up here. Back to the asylum now. You aren’t appreciated with your lying remarks.

truckjunkie
truckjunkie
2 years ago

Sorry,Silhouette-CNN is down the street-THAT’S your market….

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  truckjunkie

Touchy, ain’t he?

Silhouette
Silhouette
2 years ago

Holy crap,
That was meant in jest,
I should have ended with /s
Please, don’t ever misunderstand….I am totally Trump and I despise the liberal left, Obutthole and Communists alike.

Judith L. Osterman
Judith L. Osterman
2 years ago

No evacuation plan? What else?

palcau ioan
palcau ioan
2 years ago

they have to strike back,they loosing bigtime! ppl,stay together,stay united,we going to win this evil! cheers!

stevenbroiles
2 years ago

Trump Tower was erected in 1996 and new fire sprinkler requirements were not required in new buildings until 1999, with previously built buildings not required to retrofit. This was the work of then-Mayor Guiliani, who said that sprinkler systems would “be too expensive,” according to the Daily Mail story I just read. At any rate, this is a terrible thing, and it just proves again just how quickly fire can spread. The FDNY is investigating. But the people who worry about getting out alive—and it’s a legitimate concern—ought to remember no one forced them to live there. As far as… Read more »

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  stevenbroiles

Whoever designed it, it’s still an eyesore sacrificing organic compatibility with its surroundings for the deadness of the crystalline internal regularity of a skyscraper that’s normally hidden from view, but here accurately but unintentionally expressing the lifeless lifestyle of its mummified occupants. An engineering marvel for sure, by design-wise everything is sacrificed for a childish novelty any six-year-old could produce with LEGOs in an hour.

Disgusted
Disgusted
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

It is magnificentcomment image
🙂

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  Disgusted

The building is indefensible nonsense on so many grounds, such as a lack of structural and aesthetic coherence between the base and tower; childish cleverness and LEGO-like modularity that looked good as a cardboard design; or, how about we make up some modernist esoterica about the tower’s facade being defined and enriched by an elusive “antispace” that anticipates modernity’s collapse into that stylized pile of rubble at the base, now overgrown with trees in a pagan celebration of death and renewal, etc, etc. Some shoe boxes cost more than others but it’s still “shoebox living” by any other name.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

?

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

I apologize. I’d tried to connect this fire’s significance with 911 in an earlier comment. I’m not a fan of city life and threw in my two cents about these buildings thinking my sarcasm might be appreciated by country folk.

stevenbroiles
2 years ago
Reply to  Disgusted

Not to be lewd, crude or rude, but the triangle of green near the building’s hypotenuse of a base resembles the pubic region of a woman. Symbolically, of course.

stevenbroiles
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

You mention “organic compatibility”: Frank Lloyd Wright had a rule of thumb he always tried to follow. In designing a building’s exterior appearance, he always strove to find a design that would “fit in” in that exact location perfectly, and he always strove to make it look like it wouldn’t look right if the building were somewhere else. In other words, when he designed Falling Water, for example, he made sure the house wouldn’t look right if it were erected anywhere else. Trump Tower may not be “organic.” And the latest buzzword is “GRANULAR.” It may not be “granular,” either.… Read more »

Dan
Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  stevenbroiles

Right, Steven. My use of “organic compatibility” was maybe too oblique a reference to the anti-modernist critiques of Christopher Alexander, Nikos Salingaros, and Roger Scruton, for example, which I assumed readers here would be familiar with at least in principle. The bit I made up about Tschumi-style postmodernist twaddle in praise of non existent esoteric architectural complexity in simplistic glass boxes I also thought might be understood for sarcasm and not ruffle any feathers. I also see below that a Christine missed my irony entirely, to the point she was so enraged she fired off a challenge that defies comprehension,… Read more »

Philip
Philip
2 years ago

Is the fire investigation going to last 16 months?

Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
2 years ago

Uh-Oh;….We forgot to show the crashing airliner….Stand down on the ‘pancaking collapse’.

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Don’t need a crashing airliner for a skyscraper’s magical free fall collapse into its own footprint because of one or two of these small, isolated, and low intensity fires, as we saw with NIST’s report on WTC Building 7. So how in the world did this building stay up? Like you imply, shouldn’t It have collapsed at freefall speed into its own footprint a few hours after the fire was put out? In the case of this tragedy, who knows, maybe NIST will issue one of its fairytale reports why this and other highrise buildings with similar fires to Building… Read more »

Christine A Hall
2 years ago
Reply to  Dan

Yes, I have a question: “Why are you here?” Are you so genuinely stupid as to compare an apartment fire, however large, made of building materials from the walls/ceilings and apartment furnishings, to a jet fuel fire of several thousand degrees?!? Yes, there are questions about 9-11, no sane person would think otherwise! (However, mine isn’t a question, it’s a sort of a dare – “Tell me who burned the Reichstag and I’ll tell you who blew up the Towers.”) All that notwithstanding, yours is one LAAAAAME-butt comparison, ya know that? Go back to your regularly scheduled programming on CNN,… Read more »

Alma
Alma
2 years ago

Sh…t happens, on normal circumstances it would have gone unnoticed, it just happens to be “TRUMP TOWER” to make it a biiiigggg deal. Let’s move on, there are more important matters to deal with right now!

Disgusted
Disgusted
2 years ago

The deceased resident was a 67 y/o art dealer who had filed for bankruptcy a few years back. From a wealthy family of art dealers who had the means to maintain his residence in Trump Tower. Friend of Warhol and dealt in his works.

Dave
Editor
Dave
2 years ago

So where was komrade Broom Hilda just before the fire started?

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

I read a piece that claimed the resident of the apartment where the fire started had recently declared bankruptcy and was an art collector. It struck me as odd that anyone eligible for bankruptcy would be living in Trump Tower.
The thought did occur to me that his paintings were probably insured.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

That’s weird. They distinctly said the fiftieth floor and that one man was treated for smoke inhalation and died.

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Charming the amount of hatred there is out there in “Love Trumps Hate” land. They must be using frequencies on “lefty news” to cause insanity.

Glenn47
Glenn47
2 years ago

Let’s see, two fires there, several military plane crashes in one week, two Navy ships suddenly lose the ability to navigate. Is Clinton and her CIA busy at work again?

TrailDust
Admin
TrailDust
2 years ago

We are actively at war, and this is part of it.

Eli
Eli
2 years ago

Agreed. It’s a sad day to say war is encouraging. But if true, it means our president is fighting back against the darkness! May the Lord Jesus guide him to victory, and Michael fight on the front lines against the Cabal. Qanon said something yesterday about “Prevent Sparrow Red at all cost”. I bet that is not an actual code outside his posts, but is meant to let us know when important events are happening. Especially when they may directly concern us “like impending calamity.” Or I hope so. I grow ever more weary of Qanon’s posts. They DO feel… Read more »

lophatt
lophatt
2 years ago

Well, I know what I read but I don’t know who to believe. There is a big difference between “small electrical fire outside the building” and major blaze on the 50th floor.
As to the “Qanon” stuff, I’ve already stated my two cents. I’m not a big fan of the “purple antelope sneezed at cream cheese on blue moon nights” “prophecies”.
I watched a bit from Lionel that was quite good, but I still don’t get it. It must be an acquired taste and frankly I don’t want it.

Eli
Eli
2 years ago

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/nyregion/trump-tower-fire.html
Important read: one resident claims stuff was actually falling out the windows and and the lawyer, Cohen, told him to get out. Otherwise, no one was told to evacuate. Hmm…