Historical hotel in Queensland spectacularly erupts into flames

A fire has broken out in a historical hotel during the early hours of the morning.

The empty hotel, on Logan Road in Woolloongabba, was reported by a woman who was walking her dog after she heard a loud bang.

Queensland Police Service Senior Sergeant Todd Sucic told the ABC: 'She heard a loud bang and the associated flames were coming out the top window, and on the arrival of police and the Queensland fire service the hotel was completely engulfed.' 

The empty hotel, on Logan Road in Woolloongabba, was reported by a woman who was walking her dog after she heard a loud bang

The empty hotel, on Logan Road in Woolloongabba, was reported by a woman who was walking her dog after she heard a loud bang

Video of the fire shows flames as high as eight metres engulfing the Broadway Hotel, with masses of plume billowing towards the sky.

While no one was injured the building has been destroyed. 

Queensland Police Service are still investigating what may have caused the fire. 

The building was added to the Queensland Heritage Register in 1992 and was built in 1889 for Brisbane publican Michael McKenna.

The build of the property, which had three levels to be able to handle country visitors, cost 4,820 pounds.

Mr McKenna was the sole licencee until 1903 and then he began leasing the hotel to licencees.

He sold the property in 1917, and

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