Blaze reported at site of future Trump hotel in Azerbaijan

Weeks after a blaze at Trump Tower in Manhattan killed a man, flames broke out Saturday afternoon on the middle floors of a 33-story skyscraper in Azerbaijan that was slated to become a Trump International Hotel, according to reports.

The blaze took three hours to douse, and there were no injuries, officials said. Authorities are working to find out what sparked the fire in the building, known locally as “Trump Tower,” which has been in the works for a decade but is still not open.

The Trump Organization announced in 2012 that its hotel would take up the first 13 floors of the building, with apartments above. The president’s company pulled out of the project in December 2016, after he was elected, due to controversy over affiliation with the project’s owners, Baku XXI Century, and a local family accused of corruption.

An April 7 apartment fire at Trump Tower in Midtown killed art dealer Todd Brassner, 67. That blaze was blamed on overloaded power strips.

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