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Chimney fire at Mt Buller hotel

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Structure

  9.59 AM 8 August, 2014

Location: District 23 News

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More than 80 people were evacuated from a hotel on Mt Buller overnight after a fire broke out in the building's chimney.

CFA firefighters from Glenroy and Mt Buller were called to the seven storey hotel on Summit Road at 9:45pm, Thursday 7 August.

District 23 RDO Ashley Mills said the building was evacuated while firefighters used ladders and hotel exits to gain access to the hotel's roof space.

“Crews wore breathing apparatus during the firefight and managed to contain the small blaze to the chimney,” he said.

“Firefighters also carried out inspections on each floor of the hotel using thermal imaging technology, but fortunately the fire had not spread from the chimney cavity.”

“CFA’s Paul Horton managed the command and control on the mountain and coordinated all resources as the Alpine Officer."

Police and ambulance also attended but thankfully no one was injured.

The incident was under control by 10.20pm.

Last Updated: 11 August 2014