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Historic pub destroyed
The historic Port Albert Hotel in Gippsland (near Yarram) has been destroyed in a fire.
Firefighters were called to the pub, which is believed to be the first pub in Victoria to be licensed in 1841, just before 8pm last night (Monday).
The fire was contained to the hotel and an investigation will be carried out this morning to establish the cause.
CFA Regional Duty Officer Darry Hunter said the fire was contained by 9.30pm and 16 brigades were involved in the fire fight including the ladder truck from Traralgon.
Photo credit: Peter Hill, Gippsland Times
Unfortunately one of Victoria's oldest pubs, the Port Albert Hotel near Yarram, was destroyed by fire last night pic.twitter.com/RW47wFJTnE— CFA Updates (@CFA_Updates) February 17, 2014