Man Killed in Trump Tower Fire From Lower Hudson Valley
The man who lost his life in a fatal fire at Trump Tower is from the Hudson Valley.
On Saturday a fire raged through an apartment inside Trump Tower in New York City. The fire claimed the life of 67-year-old Todd Brassner of Harrison, who was inside the apartment during the fire. Four firefighters were injured.
Brassner's friends told the New York Times that the 67-year-old has been trying to sell his $2.5 million apartment since Donald Trump was elected President in 2016.
Brassner, an art dealer, was friends with the late artist Andy Warhol. Inside his home was a collection of artwork by Robert Indiana, Mati Klarwein, Jack Kerouac and a 1975 portrait of Brassner painted by Warhol, according to the New York Times.
The apartment wasn't fitted with sprinklers because fire sprinklers weren't required in high-rises when Trump Tower was built in 1983, reports the Washington Times.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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