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Log cabin fire in Levi claims three lives

Three people died in a blaze in Levi ski resort on Friday.

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Three people have died after a two-storey log cabin in Levi, a popular ski resort 170 km north of Rovaniemi, caught fire early on Friday morning.

One person was woken up by the cabin's smoke alarm but three others in the two-storey structure could not be rescued, said detective inspector Kirsi Huhtamäki from Lapland Police Department.

According to Huhtamäki, the people in the cabin were Finnish citizens. She refused to divulge information about the victims' ages or whether or not they were related.

Police are investigating the cause of the fire but no foul play is suspected at this time, Huhtamäki added.

The cabin in the Isorakka area of Levi was completely destroyed in the fire.

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