The aftermath of the blaze that destroyed part of the Queens Arms Hotel in Springsure. Photo Julie-ann Carson / CQ News
The aftermath of the blaze that destroyed part of the Queens Arms Hotel in Springsure. Photo Julie-ann Carson / CQ News Julie-ann Carson EME030513ssuref

Springsure's Queens Arms Hotel damaged by fire

ONE of Springsure's most popular watering holes was last night almost destroyed by fire.

Fire has badly damaged the Queens Arms Hotel in Charles Street, Springsure, which has dates back to 1880 when the original liquor licence was issued.

The blaze occurred shortly after 11.30pm last night. No one was injured.

Emerald Police CIB officers, scenes of crime and fire officials are at the scene this morning to begin investigations into the cause of the fire.

 

The Queens Arms Hotel ablaze on Thursday night. Photo Kaitlyn Gutzke / CQ News
The Queens Arms Hotel ablaze on Thursday night. Photo Kaitlyn Gutzke / CQ News Kaitlyn Gutzke EME030513ssurefir

 

QFRS area commander Steve Murray confirmed fire crews were notified of the blaze at about 11.30pm Thursday night.

He said one appliance from Emerald was called to attend, as well as two from Springsure.

"The fire fighters did a good job, they saved the accommodation part of the building, plus the adjoining house which is metres from the hotel," Mr Murray said.

"Witnesses did identify that the fire began in the roof of the old part of the hotel.

"The fire is not suspicious and the cause is undetermined."

Mr Murray said there were no injuries, and thankfully nobody was staying in the accommodation above the hotel. However, the previous night the rooms were full.

Investigation are pending.



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