Fire causes extensive damage to Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel

UPDATE: Police believe fire has caused at least $1 million damage to the hotel.

Tasmania Police held a press conference on Ben Lomond on Wednesday morning, in the wake of Tuesday night’s blaze.

Ben Lomond Snow Sports on Wednesday posted to social media about the “awful news”.

“Last night the pub part of the hotel has been burnt down and the public day shelter does not look too good either. Horrible to see, no one was hurt thankfully, just an awful situation for the pub people and Parks and Wildlife,” the post read.

EARLIER: A fire has caused extensive damage to the Ben Lomond Alpine Hotel on Tuesday night. 

Tasmania Police Acting Sergeant Gavin Spencer said extensive damage was caused to the hotel and an attached building.

Tasmania Fire Service crews were called to the scene about 10.20pm. 

Two heavy tankers responded to the fire, with two other resources also being dispatched. 

Investigations into the cause of the fire are expected to continue on Wednesday. 

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