Under construction former Trump-branded hotel catches fire in Azerbaijan

Under construction former Trump-branded hotel catches fire in Azerbaijan
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Published: 29 April 2018 - 1:49 a.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff

An under construction building that was slated to become a Trump-branded hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan caught fire on Saturday, according to reports.

The fire, which broke out on the top floor of the building, burned down through about 20 stories before firefighters extinguished the flames by mid-afternoon, the news agency Interfax reported.

The Azadliq newspaper reported that it took three hours and six fire brigades to put out the fire at the 33-floor building.

Videos on social media show smoke billowing from the building.

The Baku building was the second property linked to President Trump to catch fire this month. Donald Trump first announced the news of the real estate project in Baku six months before he entered the presidential race. The Trump Organisation later withdrew its licensing agreement for the Baku skyscraper shortly after the 2016 election.

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix is set to take place later today, at the Baku City Circuit.

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