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Shops and residences destroyed - Inverell

Published: 24th January 2010

Just after 1.00 am on Sunday 24 January 2010, Inverell fire rescue officers were called to a fire in a building known as Spirit Lodge in Otho Street, Inverell. Crews were on scene within eleven minutes and reported that a fire was well advanced in a building measuring 20m by 50m. The building contained ten shops on the ground level and twelve residential units above. Fortunately all residents escaped safely as the fire quickly spread through the structure. Fire rescue officers from Glenn Innes, Warialda, Bingara and four Rural Fire Service units worked for five hours to contain the fire which destroyed the building.