Firefighters tackle blaze at Trump Tower in Baku

The fire in the unfinished building started just weeks after a man died in an apartment fire in New York's Trump Tower. Authorities have not given a cause for the fires.

A fire broke out on Saturday (April 28) in a high-rise that until recently had been called Trump Tower in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, injuring at least four people.

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

Construction of the building began in 2008 and by the year 2015, all external work on the facade of the building was completed.

The Trump Organization cancelled its licensing deal for the hotel in December 2016, one month after Donald Trump was elected USA president. Thousands of fans are expected to arrive in the city to watch racing drivers navigate the city's track.

In December 2017, it became known that the company of Donald trump terminated the license agreement on projects in several countries, particularly in Azerbaijan.

Garten said the due diligence on the project's partners had been conducted by a third party, and nothing troubling was found.

Ivanka Trump, reportedly the leading Trump Organization figure driving the project, was also caught up in allegations of corruption, having posted photos of herself touring the site of the doomed enterprise to Instagram.


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