AUTHORITIES are continuing investigations to determine the cause of a fire that gutted Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel conference centre on Thursday.
Country Fire Authority crews were called to the Parker Street premises at 2.20am.
A CFA spokesperson said it took about an hour to control the fire and crews remained on scene cleaning up until 6am.
Crews from Hamilton, Victoria Valley, Dunkeld, Glenthompson and Penshurst attended.
The rest of the Royal Mail Hotel, including a restaurant and accommodation, was not affected by the fire.
The Royal Mail Hotel restaurant, which was undamaged.
CFA operations officer Bruce Farquharson said there was no need to evacuate the accommodation portion of the complex.
“Everything was damaged by the time the call came in,” he said.
“It was contained very quickly.”
Mr Farquharson said the $1-million conference centre had been totally destroyed.
Hamilton Acting Sergeant Bronwyn Dwight said police did not have any suspicions about the fire and the cause was unknown.
“It is still under investigation,” she said.
She said no one was injured in the blaze.
Business at the hotel has resumed as usual.