Crews on scene at the blaze. Picture: Shane Jones
Crews on scene at the blaze. Picture: Shane Jones

MORNING REWIND: Rolling coverage from hostel fire

GOOD Morning Bundaberg.

Welcome to today’s edition of the Morning Rewind, featuring the stories you may have missed about the Spotted Dog and Federal Backpackers fire.

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EMERGENCY crews were called late Monday night to the Spotted Dog and Federal Backpackers hostel in Bourbong street where a fire had engulfed the buildings.

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Crews on scene at the blaze. Picture: Shane Jones
Crews on scene at the blaze. Picture: Shane Jones

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Firefighters brought the blaze under control but it was too unsafe for emergency services to enter the Spotted Dog Tavern and Federal Backpackers hostel.

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Firefighters remain on the scene after a blaze destroyed the Federal Hotel overnight on Monday. Picture: Mikayla Haupt
Firefighters remain on the scene after a blaze destroyed the Federal Hotel overnight on Monday. Picture: Mikayla Haupt

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The devastating Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel fire shook the nation 20 years ago but the legislative changes the tragedy prompted likely saved lives as another hostel burned last night.

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Bundaberg Patrol Group Inspector Anne Vogler outside what remains of the Federal Backpackers after last night's blaze. Picture: Mikayla Haupt
Bundaberg Patrol Group Inspector Anne Vogler outside what remains of the Federal Backpackers after last night's blaze. Picture: Mikayla Haupt

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Emergency services banded together to support one another on the front line and protect the community when crews were called to the CBD fire late last night.

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Manager operations and resource readiness Wide Bay Local Ambulance Service Network Rick Tenthy. Picture: Mikayla Haupt
Manager operations and resource readiness Wide Bay Local Ambulance Service Network Rick Tenthy. Picture: Mikayla Haupt

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The community has paid tribute to the stricken Federal Backpackers building, which started its life in Bundaberg’s early days as the Federal Hotel.

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Historic images of the Federal Hotel.
Historic images of the Federal Hotel.

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See the compelling images for the fire as crews battled to put out the blaze.

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Spotted Dog and Federal Backpackers go up in flames. Picture: Shane Jones
Spotted Dog and Federal Backpackers go up in flames. Picture: Shane Jones


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