Iconic hotel goes up in flames
AS THE reality of the loss of Mary’s Commercial Hotel sets in, staff from the iconic institution are thankful for the outpouring of community support.
Last Wednesday’s fire left staff in a state of shock, with the manager describing her emotion as disbelief.
Tammy Priddle, venue manager of the Commercial Hotel, said she was notified by a staff member of the fire.
Ms Priddle said the reality had not set in, and she was still coming to terms with the loss of the pub.
“When you get a phone call at 3.45am from a staff member... you know something is wrong,” she said.
Ms Priddle, who has been venue manager for four months said the community support had been welcomed by the staff and the management.
ABLAZE: Firefighters battle the fire which destroyed Dalby’s Commercial Hotel.