The Hotel Amed Café in Abang, Karangasem on Bali’s northwest shore was destroyed by fired on Saturday, July 12, 2104.
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Believed to have been caused by an electrical short-circuit, the cost of the fire at the local seaside inn is put at Rp. 1 billion. (US$87,000).
The fire started at 5:30 a.m.in the “honeymoon suite”
and quickly spread to the rest of the inn. Staff and local residents fought the fire with rudimentary equipment while waiting for a half-hour for fire fighters from the regional government of Karangasem to arrive on the scene.
High winds are blamed for the rapid spread of the fire. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the incident.
The inn, classified as “melati” class, is owned by Ketut Alit Sidiyasa.
The blaze continues to be investigated by police and fire officials.
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