A FAMILY of six has died after a fire at a casa rural in Tordomar, near Burgos in northern Spain.
Three adults aged between 35 to 59 and three young boys aged from four to six were killed following the blaze. It is thought they died from smoke inhalation.
Another five relatives were injured and were treated in hospital for breathing problems and minor burns.
Local reports suggest the fire began after a sofa was set alight by a spark from a fireplace.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry of the Castilla y Leon area said emergency services were called to the small hotel after the fire broke out as the family slept.
The victims, from Madrid and Gijón, are thought to have been staying in the region for a family celebration.