Building planned as Trump hotel catches fire
Updated: Apr 29, 2018 02:03 IST
Baku [Azerbaijan], Apr. 29 (ANI): A high-rise building that once was slated to become a Trump International Hotel in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku on Saturday caught fire.
The fire started on the 18th floor of the 33-storeyed building and burned for three hours, reported Fox News, citing Azerbaijani Emergency Situations Ministry, as saying.
At least four people have been reportedly injured in the blaze.
Efforts to battle Saturday's fire were complicated by the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, which is being held on Sunday in the city and has led to road closure.
The cause of the fire is unknown yet. However, an investigation is underway.
According to the reports, development was initiated on the tower in Baku a decade ago, but it has never opened.
Trump earned between 2.5 million dollars and 2.8 million dollars in management fees from the unopened hotel.
The building was the second property linked to President Trump to catch fire this month, after a blaze broke out on the 50th floor of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, reportedly killing an art collector and wounding six firefighters. (ANI)