Another Trump Tower Hotel On Fire Weeks After New York Ablaze

Firefighters are battling a blaze at Trump International Hotel and Tower in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, according to reports.


The Azadliq newspaper reported that the fire broke out on the middle floors of the 33-storey unfinished building. Six units of firefighters were said to be at the scene as the fire began to spread.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, following an apartment fire at Trump Tower in New York that left a prominent art dealer dead and four firefighters injured earlier this month.

The blaze came a day before Lewis Hamilton and other F1 drivers race the Baku city circuit in the Grand Prix. Development was started on the Trump International Hotel and Tower Baku a decade ago but it has never opened. The skyscraper is one of the five highest buildings in Azerbaijan standing 130 metres tall.

Construction on the tower began in 2008 and the name of the US President was removed after he was elected in 2016.

The fire comes weeks after a prominent art dealer who was pals with Andy Warhol died in a blaze at Donald Trump’s iconic skyscraper in New York.

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