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Bundaberg fire: more than 60 escape as blaze engulfs Queensland backpackers hostel and pub – The Guardian

Guests from the UK, Ireland Italy and Vanuatu among those evacuated without injury

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More than 60 backpackers and pub-goers have escaped after a fire engulfed a backpackers hostel in Bundaberg in central Queensland.
Its understood the blaze first took hold in the Spotted Dog Tavern then spread to the nearby Federal Backpackers hostel on the citys main road.
The hostel guests were evacuated about 11pm on Monday and several roads were closed around Bourbong Street.
Thankfully, all…

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