Photo by James Beech
The Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to
142-year-old Eichardt's Private Hotel yesterday to extinguish a
fire in the luxury property's external metal chimney.
Station officer Bobby Lamont said firefighters removed the
coal, cooled down the firebox and advised the owners to sweep
A thermal camera was used to make sure heat had dissipated.
There was no damage as the fire was contained, Mr Lamont