Six members of a single family were killed Wednesday when a fire consumed their home in the southern region of Araucania, Chilean authorities said.

The blaze broke out before dawn inside the wooden structure in the town of Carahue, some 700 kilometers (435 miles) south of Santiago.

Killed were two men, ages 70 and 27, a 30-year-old woman and her three young children. Another family member, a boy of 17, managed to escape through a window.

The preliminary report from firefighters indicates the blaze originated in some curtains, investigator Luis Torres told Radio Bio Bio. EFE