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Val d'Isère: Blaze rips through ski apartments
A fire tore through a ski lodge on Monday at the popular Val d'Isère resort near the Italian border. Photo: Deniz Unay/Twitter

Val d'Isère: Blaze rips through ski apartments

Ben McPartland · 10 Feb 2014, 16:08

Published: 10 Feb 2014 16:08 GMT+01:00

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A fire ripped through the fifth floor of the Les jardins de la Balme residence at Val d'Isère on Monday, forcing some residents to jump from windows to escape the flames and provoking evacuations.

No one died in the fire, but a woman in her sixties was seriously injured jumping from the fifth floor window of the block, which was home to about 40 seasonal workers, French paper Le Monde reported. Eight other people were transported to the hospital due to smoke inhalation. 

About 200 people had to evacuate from buildings at the resort while firefighters battled the flames. 

"Savoie: 80 people evacuated after a fire in a hotel in Val d'Isère," tweeted journalist Geoffrey Hulsens with a photo of the blaze.

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#Savoie: 80 personnes évacuées après un incendie dans un hôtel à Val-d'Isère #ValdIsere #incendie #France #feu #ski pic.twitter.com/d3J0OgrdED

Hope all are ok... «@simplyvaldisere Fire still burning strongly residence Jardin de la Balme. #valdisere http://t.co/P0RV0bQZx1»

Ben McPartland (ben.mcpartland@thelocal.com)

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