Commissioner Daniel Nigro said no member of President Trump's family was in the building at the time.
Forcing their way into the unit, firefighters pulled out one person, unconscious and unresponsive, who had been trapped inside, Nigro added.
The man who died was found inside an apartment on the 50th floor of the Manhattan skyscraper after flames broke out Saturday afternoon. Brassner had hit a rough patch recently, including health issues and bankruptcy, according to a filing cited by the Post.
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'This was a very hard fire.
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Firefighters reported smoke throughout tower and inspected Trump's residence but did not say if it was damaged.
The cause of Saturday's fire is still unknown, according to CBS, as is the cause of the man's death, the Daily News reported.
Mr. Trump tweeted soon after the fire broke out that his structure is "durable".
Six firefighters from the local fire department were also injured while trying to tame the blaze, departmental sources said.
The bill was later passed in March 1999 allowing buildings built before that year to not have sprinklers unless there were major renovations. "The apartment is quite large".
The Mayor Rudolph Giuliani era bill was eventually altered to exclude older buildings such as Trump Tower (built in 1979 and opened in 1983), or buildings for which permits had already been submitted, such as Trump's 72-floor tower opposite the United Nations building in New York, Trump World Tower. Firemen (and women) did a great job.
After the fire, Trump's former opposition to a law requiring sprinklers in residential high-rise buildings came under scrutiny. "Instead they received an automatic notification that there was a fire inside".