Como Hotel Fire

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Twenty years ago this morning we were woken up by siren after siren screaming through our suburb at something like three in the morning.  We got up and looked out the front windows and saw orange in the sky north of us.  We thought it might have been the Como Primary School.  We got dressed and headed into the night.  As it turns out, it was the historic Como Hotel engulfed in flames.  Built in 1878, destroyed 3 November 1996, and rebuilt five years later keeping the original brickwork and facades.

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

Como Hotel Fire, 3 November 1996

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Sylvia Johnson said:

That was a very significant memory, I'd forgotten the anniversary was today. It is also Carol's (from swimming club) 70th birthday today because it happened on her 50th birthday.

November 3, 2016 8:35 AM

   

Kazza the Blank One said:

I didn't remember the date until I was scanning the photos a little while back. Put a note in my calendar to remind me to post on the anniversary.

November 7, 2016 8:50 AM

   

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