There were likely several casualties after the fire ravaged the cottage Image Credit: Stock photo/Pixabay

Strasbourg: At least eleven people were missing after a fire broke out in a holiday home in Wintzenheim, in the north-east of France, local authorities said in a statement on Wednesday.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said the place was welcoming people of determination.

Seventeen other people were evacuated, one of which was sent to a hospital.

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The fire broke out at 0630 am (0430GMT) in the town of Wintzenheim.