Fire alarm saves Dalby Hotel occupants from pub fire

UPDATE: Fire crews were called to reports of a fire at the Country Club Hotel in Dalby at about 2am this morning.

Crews arrived to find flames visible in the upper storey of the pub on the corner of Cunningham and Drayton Sts.

Dalby fire captain Ian Tuppack said the fire "had the potential to go right through the building".

Dalby fire crews were called to the Country Club Hotel at about 2am this morning to find the building on fire.
Dalby fire crews were called to the Country Club Hotel at about 2am this morning to find the building on fire. Elouise Quinlivan

"The fire was started in the residential area upstairs. Prompt action saved the building," he said.

Capt Tuppack said when the fire crew arrived flames were coming out of the Drayton St side of the Country Club Hotel.

"The occupants were woken by the smoke alarms… working smoke alarms always save lives," he said.

Dalby police Sergeant Matt Carmody said a passing motorist alerted police to the nearby fire.

He praised the work of the fire crews in getting the blaze under control quickly.

Fortunately, the fire was contained to the ceiling and no injuries were reported at the scene.

The Fire Investigation Branch will attend the hotel today to ascertain the cause of the fire. 

The occupants of the hotel were woken by the smoke alarms.
The occupants of the hotel were woken by the smoke alarms. Elouise Quinlivan

EARLIER: Fire crews were called to reports of a fire at the Country Club Hotel in Dalby early this morning.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said fire crews were called about 1.54am on a report of smoke in the building.

Crews arrived to find flames visible in the upper storey of the pub in Cunningham St.

Fortunately, the fire was contained to the ceiling and no injuries were reported at the scene.

The Fire Investigation Branch will attend the hotel today to ascertain the cause of the fire.


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