Firies quell blaze as mo­tel da­m­aged

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - AN­DREW BACKHOUSE

AN AYR mo­tel was badly da­m­aged by fire last night.

Re­ports first came in to emer­gency ser­vices about 6.45pm say­ing that the top level of the Ayr­line Mo­tel was ablaze.

A spokes­woman for the Queens­land Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices said three fire trucks at­tended the blaze.

“Crews en route to the inci- dent could see large amounts of smoke,” she said.

An­other fire truck from Townsville, equipped with a tele­scopic lad­der, was sent to as­sist with fire­fight­ing ef­forts.

The QFES spokes­woman said from all triple 0 re­ports ev­ery­one had been evac­u­ated.

“Crews are still fight­ing the fire to de­ter­mine if any­one is in­side,” she said.

The fire was put out by 7.40pm and no one was in­jured.

Fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors are ex­pected on the scene of the fire to­day to try to find the cause of the fire.

The ho­tel is lo­cated at the in­ter­sec­tion of Gra­ham St and Bruce High­way in the cen­tre of Ayr.

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