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CHEONAN, South Chungcheong Province, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- A huge fire tore through a 21-story hotel in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, on Monday.
Fifteen guests and 42 employees were reportedly staying at the Ramada Encore Cheonan hotel when the fire broke out at around 4:56 p.m.
No casualities have yet been reported.
At least 15 guests and two firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and were sent to a nearby hospital.
Dozens of firefighters were still trying to put out the blaze as of 6:30 p.m.
The hotel, which has a total of 420 rooms, opened in September last year.