The Magistrates Court has released the findings of the inquest into the Hotel Diamant fire.
The background by Coroner Walker is certainly far reaching:
When humankind learned of the quality of fire as a tool in cooking, a seductively dangerous relationship emerged. Whether in the home or commercial kitchens, fires related to the cooking process are [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue has extinguished a fire in a clothes dryer in a hair dressing salon and day spa at Block B of the Acton heritage building, Diamant Hotel, Edinburgh Street, New Acton.
ACT Fire & Rescue has partially evacuated the area of approx 30 people as a precaution whilst crews carry out air monitoring [...]
We’ve had the following statement from Eight Hotels Australia (via YouTube of all places):
Diamant has suffered only minimal exposure to smoke and following cleaning and minimal painting touch ups, the Diamant Hotel Canberra will re-open to our guests on 11 July 2011.
For our guests with reservations up to July 11 please call 02 9295 8888 [...]