Police have arrested three young people after a fire at Wollongong’s Grand Hotel this afternoon.
Fire and Rescue NSW crews are at the Keira Street watering hole and are using a ladder lift to extinguish the fire.
It is not yet known how seriously the hotel has been damaged, but police have told the Mercury it was contained to a storeroom on the building’s unused third floor.
Police have arrested three youths, whose ages are not yet known, at the scene.
It is understood the fire is being treated as an arson attack.
Paramedics have said no one was in the hotel’s upper floor when the fire started, and bar staff were quickly evacuated.
There are delays for traffic on Keira Street and motorists are advised to avoid the area.
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