Fire Destroys Swiss Mountain Restaurant – UPDATED
20th September 2022
The Restaurant Botta at Glacier 3000 near Le Diablerets has been gutted by fire. See a video as firefighters battle the blaze. An investigation is underway. UPDATED
The fire was reported at 4.30am and three helicopters were used to take firemen to the site at over 3,000m.
They were also used to take water from a nearby lake to douse the blaze.
The upper part of the building including the restaurant and the self-service was engulfed in flames.
The structure houses a cable car station and technical checks must be carried out on the building and the the ski lift.
The structure opened in 2001 and cost of CHF17 million (£15.4m).
No-one was in the building at the time and the police are appealing for witnesses.
The public prosecutor has been informed and an investigation is underway.