A much-loved wedding venue in Byron Bay has been completely destroyed in a massive fire in the early hours of this morning.
The owners of the popular Fig Tree Restaurant at Ewingsdale took to social media to share the heartbreaking news.
“We woke today to the worst news for our beautiful venue and family home,” a post on the restaurant’s official Facebook page reads.
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“Our venue has been devastated by a fire overnight. We are in complete shock, as we know many of you will be.”
In the wake of the tragedy, the heartbroken owners say they are desperately working to contact those who have booked weddings and events at the venue.
“We are urgently calling all of our booked weddings and reallocating bookings to other Byron venues. We ask for your patience and consideration at this time.”
“Thank-you to the firefighters of Byron Bay who worked to try to save this special home. It is completely heartbreaking.”
Thankfully no one was injured and all nearby properties were evacuated safely.
It’s still not known what sparked the blaze, with investigations into the cause of the fire now underway.