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.
Ms Masson told The New York Times that she did not receive any announcement about leaving, and that when she called the front desk no one answered.
The FDNY said that six firefighters suffered injuries fighting the blaze.
President Donald Trump and his family resided full-time in a triplex in the 68-story tower before they moved to Washington, D.C. and the President stays at the property when in NY - no members of the Trump family were in the building on Saturday.
Mr. Trump tweeted shortly after the fire broke out that his building is "well-built". Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro stated that the apartment was "virtually entirely on fire".
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President Trump keeps a sprawling, penthouse residence in the building, and his business has offices there.
Trump tweeted at 6:43 p.m. that the fire had been extinguished, although Nigro said it wasn't yet under control at the time due to the smoke conditions on the upper floors.
A 67-year-old man who was in the apartment was taken to a hospital and died a short time later, the New York Police Department said.
It is not yet known what caused the deadly fire, which is still under investigation.
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'As you can imagine, the apartment is quite large, we are 50 stories up.
Two people were injured in the fire that officials said may have been caused by electrical heaters inside the cooling tower.
The president maintains the building's top three floors as his residential home. About 200 firemen and emergency workers were at the scene of the blaze on the 50th floor.
Multiple street closures slowed foot and auto traffic surrounding the tower, from East 55th Street to East 57th Street from Fifth Avenue to Madison Avenue, according to officials.
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