Blaze reported at site of future Trump hotel in Azerbaijan


A high-rise constructing in Azerbaijan's capital that when was meant to be a Trump-branded resort caught hearth Saturday, however the flames had been put out and no accidents had been reported.

Now-U.S. President Donald Trump's company took over the project in 2012 and introduced plans for a hotel to be housed on the first 13 floors, and luxury apartments to be built on the remaining 20. Authorities have not given a cause for the fires. Azerbaijan's Ministry of Emergency Situations did not release further information.

The fire in the unfinished building started just weeks after a man died in an apartment fire in New York's Trump Tower.

The blaze erupted on the 50th floor of the building, located on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City.

Dozens of firefighters have raced to the scene.

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Trump announced that the building would be divided into a 13-storey hotel and luxury apartments on the upper floors, but Trump withdrew from the project in December following Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election.

Trump had partnered in the development with the son of a former minister of transportation in the oil-rich former Soviet state.

It opened in 2015 after a seven-year major construction project.

The Trump Organization canceled its licensing deal for the planned hotel in December 2016, one month after Trump was elected.