DESTRUCTION

Fire at French Ski Resort That Caters to the Stars Kills Two, Injures 25

A fast-moving fire at the French ski resort of Courchevel killed two people and injured 25 early Sunday, according to The Guardian and other reports. The blaze broke out on the top floor of the building that housed some 60 resort employees, many of whom are foreigners, at about 4:30 a.m., reportedly forcing several residents to jump out of windows. A local residing opposite of the lodge who was among the first to arrive on the scene, said he and his neighbors ran outside after hearing screams. “We picked up two people who had jumped from the third floor along with four or five others. We were standing there trying to cushion their fall,” the man reportedly said. The man, identified by FranceInfo as Adrien, claimed he did not hear any fire alarms sounding from the flame-engulfed building. Investigators are probing the case of the fire. Courchevel is known to attract a high-profile clientele, such as Victoria and David Beckham, as well as member of the British and Saudi royal families.