According to police, the medical examiner's office would determine the cause of death as part of an ongoing investigation. "If you look at the fire deaths in NY, nearly all of them are in one-or two-family houses". "The apartment was quite large and 50 stories up", he said. Neither the president nor his family was in the building when the fire broke out. Very confined (well-built building). "Firemen (and girls) did a gret job".
President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and son Barron were not in the NY apartment this weekend, where he maintains a three-story penthouse residence.
The all came in just before 6 pm Saturday and within minutes, about 200 firefighters and EMS workers arrived on scene.
The skyscraper was opened in 1984 and has no sprinklers on its residential floors - an arrangement required in buildings made after 1999.
"The apartment was entirely on fire".
The four-alarm blaze at the 58-story building on Fifth Avenue at 57th Street in Midtown was quickly quelled, although not before debris from the blaze fell to the streets below.
That fire was called electrical in nature and started in a cooling unit that contains heaters, an FDNY official said at the time.
The fire department initially said that that the blaze was a three-alarm fire, but later updated it to a four-alarm.
Videos posted on social media showed the fire burning through the windows of the high-rise as emergency crews responded to the scene. Before moving to the White House, Mr. Trump, the first lady and Barron Trump lived in the triplex penthouse apartment, which occupies sections of floors 66-68, according to Forbes. "THANK YOU!" the president tweeted.