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    Two Killed, 14 Injured in French Alpine Ski Resort Blaze (PHOTO,VIDEO)

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    Two people died and 14 sustained injuries as a result of a fire at Courchevel, a popular ski resort in the French Alps, BFM TV reported on Sunday.

    The fire engulfed a three-story building at around 4:30 a.m. local time. 

    According to the BBC, the fire started in a building housing seasonal workers and affected two other buildings. Seventy firefighters arrived at the scene. 

    When the fire broke out, 60 people in the building were reportedly evacuated. 

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    Having worked in Courchevel for many years this is devastating to see!#Courchevel #Ski pic.twitter.com/ZckdDHEqJR

    ​According to preliminary data, the fire started due to negligence, but the cause has not yet been confirmed.


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