Goonellabah Tavern bounce back within hours of fire

An airconditioning unit at the Goonellabah Tavern caught fire this evening.
An airconditioning unit at the Goonellabah Tavern caught fire this evening. Claudia Jambor

FRIDAY 6am: THE Goonellabah Tavern have brushed their shoulders off following a fire at their establishment yesterday, reopening their bar just hours afterwards.

At around 6.30pm they began serving customers again, posting this message on their Facebook page:

"Well things got a bit hot and fiery here at the Hilly, but we are up and running with cold beers and cheeky vino!

"Kitchen will reopen tomorrow. Yeeeiw!"


THURSDAY 5.46pm: GOONELLABAH Tavern bar tender Tahlia Smith was standing in the pub car park with her colleagues while firies attended to the building.

Ms Smith said she was in the kitchen at the time of the brief blaze and saw black smoke coming from the roof.

She and her colleagues helped evacuate the tavern before fire fighters arrived.

The tavern was closed to customers until the site was deemed safe. It is unknown when it will reopen for business.


THURSDAY 5.37pm: A FIRE broke out this evening in an air conditioning unit at Goonellabah Tavern.

Emergency services, including three units from NSW Fire and Rescue, Hazmat, police and ambulance, attended the scene and the fire was extinguished.

No-one was injured in the fire, and everyone who was inside the building have been accounted for.

NSW Fire and Rescue remain on scene until the electricity crews arrive to disconnect power to eliminate the risk of re-ignition.

Topics:  fire goonellabah tavern northern rivers emergency

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