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A former Trump Tower in Azerbaijan has caught fire

Less than a month after a fatal fire broke out in New York City's Trump Tower, another high rise linked to President Trump's real estate empire has caught fire.

This time the blaze is in a 33-floor building that was to be known as the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan. Trump ended his licensing agreement with the property after winning the 2016 election in as part of an effort to reduce possible conflicts of interest. The tower is still under construction.

The cause of the fire is at present unclear and under investigation. Local sources report about two dozen firefighters got the fire under control within several hours.