Archive for November 12th, 2007

Fire at Olims Hotel

There has been a fire at Olims Hotel in Braddon this evening. The fire broke out in the kitchen of the hotel at around 7pm.

The fire brigade have put out the fire and multiple emergency services are on the scene.

More information as it comes to hand.

Update 8:19pm: It would appear that the fire actually started in one of the external kitchen ventilation units and not in the kitchen itself:

The scene of the Olims Hotel fire. Monday November 12, 2007
The scene of the fire from the Batman Street service entrance.

The scene of the Olims Hotel fire. Monday November 12, 2007
The burnt out kitchen ventilation unit.

The fire appears to have caused minimal damage, with staff reporting that there was more smoke than actual fire.

Approximately 50 people were evacuated during the incident, and the hotel appears to be back to normal operation following the fire.

Fire brigade officials remain on the scene with ActewAGL and hotel maintenance staff to investigate the fire.

ACT Fire Brigade breating apparatus unit at the scene of the Olims Hotel fire. Monday November 12, 2007
A fire brigade breathing apparatus unit outside Olims Hotel.

End Update


1 comment November 12th, 2007 at 07:47pm


John Laws will be interviewed on Andrew Denton’s Enough Rope program on ABC TV tonight. The interview is pre-recorded and News Limited papers have been interested in an apparent admission by Laws that he suffers from manic depression…it’ll be interesting to see if that actually comes out in the interview. If so, I have a small story about that…I’ll wait to see the interview before making further comments.

Apart from watching that, I’ll have a new poll tonight, and I’ll catch up on the comments you have all been leaving here for the last few days.


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