Fire burns through Hobart photo store

Hobart photographic store owner Tim Jones surveys the damage done to his Collins Street business. Picture: Daniel McCulloch

Hobart photographic store owner Tim Jones surveys the damage done to his Collins Street business. Picture: Daniel McCulloch

A Hobart business owner is mopping up today after his store was the site of an overnight fire.

The fire broke out at the Collins Street photographic shop just before 1am today.

Tim Jones,  who has owned the shop since 1992, said the outcome could have been a lot worse.

``Most of the damage is simply smoke damage - there's a lot of black ash everywhere,'' he said.

``It's a fair mess, yeah.''

Tasmania Fire Service crews from Hobart, Glenorchy and Clarence attended the fire.

Fire investigators put the damage bill at $250,000, but Mr Jones said he believed the final bill would be considerably less.

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