Heavy fire in a French ski resort Courchevel: at least 2 dead

In the French ski resort Courchevel are at least three buildings in the fire that followed. The police speaks of at least 2 deaths and several serious injuries.

The newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré described the condition in the centre of Courchevel as ‘chaotic’. People would through the balcony to the fire escape and in pyjamas or underwear in the freezing cold have been. The fire brigade and the police to arrange shelter for the victims. In total, sixty people were evacuated. The local authorities confirmed Sunday morning that there are at least two dead and spoke about the four heavy and ten lichtgewonden.

The fire around 4.30 am broken out on the third and top floor of a building where mainly seizoenswerkers stay. Around 8 a.m. and had the fire brigade, the fire under control. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Courchevel belongs to the largest ski area in the world, Les Trois Vallees, which is about 70 kilometres east of Grenoble is located.

A tourist posted a video of the fire on Facebook:

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