Fire has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to the historic Hamers Hotel in Strahan on Tasmania’s west coast.
Part of the roof of the building was damaged in the fire, which started around 4:30pm (AEST) Saturday afternoon.
Volunteer firefighters from Strahan, Zeehan, Queenstown and Rosebery rushed to the scene and contained the fire to an upstairs office area.
The damage bill is about $300,000 and initial investigations suggest the fire is not suspicious.
West Coast Mayor Robyn Gerrity lives nearby and says the quick work of the local brigade contained the fire and prevented further damage to the building.