Family of six killed in fire at Spanish hotel

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A facade of the burntout house where six people died in a house fire is seen in Tordomar, near Burgos on February 22, 2014. Three adults aged between 35 and 59 as well as three young boys aged four and six perished in the early morning blaze that also wounded five other occupants of the house at the cottage in the Ribera del Arlanza Tordomar where two others managed to escape the flames.        (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)


Six people have died and another five suffered injuries in a fire at a rural hotel in Northern Spain.

Officials said three adults aged between 35 and 59, as well as three young boys aged between four and six perished in the early morning blaze on Saturday.

The deceased and wounded were from the same family staying at the hotel in Ribera del Arlanza Tordomar.

Spanish Gardia Civil stand near burntout house where six people died in a house fire in Tordomar, near Burgos on February 22, 2014. Three adults aged between 35 and 59 as well as three young boys aged four and six perished in the early morning blaze that also wounded five other occupants of the house at the cottage in the Ribera del Arlanza Tordomar where two others managed to escape the flames.        (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)



According to AFP, two people managed to escape the flames.

Ramiro Ruiz Medrano, Interior Ministry spokesman for the region of Castilla y Leon, told AP the fire broke out as the family slept.

He added that those who survived are recovering well.

Spanish officers are investigating the cause of the fire but according to the Daily Mirror, local reports say it began when a sofa close to a fireplace was set alight by a spark.

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