The Trump Organisation’s former hotel in Baku caught on fire twice over the course of Saturday night in the capital city of Azerbaijan.
The blazes in the 33-story building took hours to douse, and officials have not revealed the cause of the fires, according to the Associated Press.
The building was initially constructed to be a Trump-branded hotel, however the organisation cancelled the licensing deal after President Donald Trump’s election in December 2016. Trump’s partners included a family suspected of laundering money for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
The building is still not open, but is reportedly being re-purposed to be a business center, according to AP.
President Trump may have earned up to $2.8 million from the incomplete hotel before the deal was cancelled. [AP] — Erin Hudson