Hotel fire in Chile kills Canadian woman
A fire swept through a small hotel in Chile early Saturday morning, killing a Canadian woman vacationing in the southern city of Punta Arenas.
The woman, whose name has not been released, was among 10 tourists killed in the fire at the Blue House Hotel, which local officials said had not installed smoke detectors in any rooms.
Authorities later confirmed the identities of eight of those who died — four Argentines, including two children, as well as four Germans. The identities of the Canadian woman as well as an Australian were not disclosed.
Fire Chief Rene Mansilla said Saturday 11 guests at the hotel managed to escape, but six suffered minor injuries.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.