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Ice Hotel Forced to Install Smoke Alarms

The world-famous Swedish Ice Hotel has been forced to install a fire alarm. 

It's a hotel that is made entirely from frozen water.  Because of this, it has to be rebuilt every year.  Even the furniture and appliances are built from ice. 

Well, the latest "rebuilding" was refused until they installed a fire alarm. 

The hotel's press officer, Beatrice Karlsson, admits they were surprised by the situation.  She says that only the sheep or reindeer skins, pillows or mattresses that could catch fire, and this chance is extremely low. 

As you can imagine, the hotel struggled to find a smoke alarm that could withstand cold.  Another issue is that the Ice Hotel actually moves during the season as the building melts and freezes. 

But surprisingly, they installed a smoke alarm, and it has already gone off.  A guest tried to sneak a smoke in the cleaning closet. 

The Jukkasjarvi Ice Hotel prides itself on being the first of its kind in the world.  It first opened in 1990.  It's open each year from December to April.




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