Basement fire in Hotel at Newtown

Published: 4th June 2010

Fire crews in the Eastern Suburbs and Inner West areas of Sydney were kept busy today when a huge storm hit Sydney in the afternoon. All Fire Stations in the areas were dealing with floodings, damaged buildings, wires down and other weather related incidents. At the height of all this activity, Inner West crews had to deal with a fire at the Bank Hotel Newtown at 3.00pm. 30 firefighters from 5 stations were called to a major electrical fire in the basement of the hotel. The fire was brought under control with the use of CO2 extinguishers. Fire crews were on scene for 3 hours before it could be safely extinguished.