A New Year's Eve fire at a juvenile detention center, apparently started during a jailbreak, left 11 teen-age immates dead and five injured, police reported.

Police Maj. Patricio Araya said on the scene that 18 of the detention center's 100 inmates escaped. Authorities said inmates battled with officers who tried to put out the fire. "The exact causes for the fire are being investigated," Araya said. "But it clearly seems it started when the inmates attempted an escape."