BURKTOWN PUB DESTROYED

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:54
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Suspicious fire, Burketown
On March 22, 2012, 7:17 am ....Police are currently at the scene of a suspicious fire at the Burketown Hotel, Burketown.

Police were alerted to the fire around 4.30am; it was alight on their arrival.

The building is still currently burning and has been destroyed. Two people inside the building at the time of the fire managed to escape.

Police are treating the fire as suspicious..
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:57

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:57
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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:14

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:14
Thats a crying shame guys, we had a brilliant feed there and a good yarn with some of the locals and back packer barmaids. Hope things are going well for you guys at Doomagee, all the best, Mr and Mrs Kanga.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:28

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:28
What a bugger. I love these good old pubs. Had a meal there in 2010, mind you it was not the best steak I have had, but the atmosphere was fantastic. I don't think the fire was from over cooked steak, mine was bleeding and mooing and walking around my plate..

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Follow Up By: landseka - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:39

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:39
That is just how steak should be served I reckon..lol

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:25

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 12:25
I too like the old pubs, especially the Qld style, Over the years of travels I have taken many photo's of old Hotels all over Australia, I got the below shot in June 2005. This would have been the pun where I bought a stuffed Fresh Water Croc when I was travelling through the area in August 1968, on that trip I vame up the Birdsville track from home at Waikerie, went to the Isa Rodeo, then turned off the Barkly Hwy at East Leichhardt river and went due NNE until coming out onto the Burketown track probably near where Burke & Wills Roadhouse is today.

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Reply By: Member - Old Girl - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 01:04

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 01:04
It survived the 1887 cyclone as a customs house. Im a weather nerd just read about the cyclone history there.
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