Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fire Destroys Puncak's Oldest Hotel

Police in West Java are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out at a well-known hotel in the hilly resort area of Puncak on Saturday morning. 

West Java police spokesman Sr. Comr. Sulistyo Pudjo Hartono said no casualties were reported but the fire destroyed much of Puncak Pass Hotel, the mountain pass's oldest standing hotel situated at its highest point. 

The fire was first spotted at 4.10 a.m., Sulistyo said, when the hotel's cooks heard a loud bang that was followed by raging flames. Officials were quickly dispatched to the scene and the fire was contained two hours later. 

Authorities have sealed off the building and launched an investigation. 

Puncak, just a two-hour drive from the capital, is a favorite holiday destination for many Jakarta residence.(Jakarta Globe)

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