WATCH | Fire engulfs Heritage-listed Brisbane pub

Brisbane’s iconic Broadway Hotel has once again been badly damaged by fire, with flames engulfing the historic building’s top floor.

A woman walking her dog raised the alarm, around 12.45am on Sunday, with emergency services rushing to the Logan Road property in Woolloongabba.

Footage (below) shows flames as high as eight-metres billowing from the top floor windows and through the roof and tower of the three-storey building.


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The pub has been vacant for some time with Police suspecting arsonists are to blame.

It’s not the first time the 19th Century Heritage-listed building has been the victim of a fire, with damage also caused in 2010, forcing the pub to close. It was further damaged by fire in 2017.

More recently, the hotel was the subject of a $260 million development application.

A crime scene has been set up at the site and scientific officers will work throughout Sunday to determine the cause the fire.

Police are appealing for anyone with further information or relevant dashcam vision prior to the fire to contact them.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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