Fire breaks out at Brisbane pub

FIREFIGHTERS remain at the scene of a blaze at Brisbane’s Port Office Hotel.

The fire broke out in the kitchen and spread to the hotel’s exhaust about midday.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said the fire was contained to the building and was under control by about 1.30pm.

A number of firefighters entered the building, on the corner of Edward and Margaret streets, in breathing masks and a working to contain the blaze.

Traffic has been impacted, with Edward St closed around the scene for more than an hour. Edward St has since reopened but delays remain on Margaret St, with just one lane open by 2pm.

A Queensland Police spokesperson advised motorists to avoid the area.

Paramedics attended the scene but no injuries have been reported.

Article By Patrick Billings – The Courier-Mail – Source Link – January 23, 2019 2:44pm