Three businesses gutted

The scene this morning

FIRE has destroyed the century-old former Harris Scarfe building in central New Norfolk this morning, wiping out three local businesses. Banjo’s Bakery, Choo Chews lolly shop and Sintonic gifts and games have been gutted, along with the first floor.

Eleven crews from the New Norfolk, Magra, Bridgewater and Hobart fire brigades have been in attendance since shortly after 3am and remain at the scene. Lachlan and Claremont brigades also provided support.

TFS district officer Gerald Crawford said the bulk of the fire had been knocked down, but it was still burning in the centre of the building.
Mr Crawford said the Hobart Fire Brigade’s snorkel unit had greatly assisted the firefighting effort.

Damage has been restricted to the one building, but shops in Burnett and High Sts have suffered from water and smoke.

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As it was, circa 1913, proudly built by the Lee family

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