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.
Police are investigating a fire that destroyed an unoccupied former licensed premises in Woolloongabba early this morning. pic.twitter.com/NCaUwStRQJ
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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.
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