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One person missing after fire destroys historic hotel

Dec. 17, 2010, Bonnyville, Alta. - Police say one or more people could still be inside the charred remains of an historic hotel in east-centra Alberta. 

December 17, 2010
By The Canadian Press

A fire broke out overnight on the third floor of the Bonnyville Hotel, which consisted of an old bar, a barber shop, a Chinese restaurant and some suites.

Officials say about a dozen people were forced to flee and were treated for minor injuries.

The RCMP aren't confirming a report that one of 45 firefighters battling to bring the blaze under control suffered minor burns.

It's not clear if the old building is salvageable.

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The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.