At least nine people were killed and two others injured after a fire broke out early Friday at an inn in Liping County in southwest China's Guizhou Province, said the local emergency management authority.
The incident occurred at around 1:02 a.m. Friday in Zhaoxing Township, reported Xinhua news agency.
The fire was extinguished at around 1:35 a.m.
An investigation into the cause of the incident is currently underway.
A similar fire accident in June had claimed 31 lives.
The accident had taken place inside a restaurant in north-western China's Yinchuan city.