Swiss teams take cable car to fight mountain blaze
ZURICH, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Swiss rescue crews had to take
cable cars to reach a blazing mountaintop hotel after strong
winds grounded helicopters, police said on Tuesday.
Six people were hurt and one person was missing in the fire
at the Melchsee-Frutt hotel in the central Swiss canton of
Obwalden. The hotel, a popular health spa, was still burning on
Tuesday morning after the blaze broke out overnight.
Firefighters were able to evacuate 68 people uninjured. They
and the injured were ferried down the mountain by cable car.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation.
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