Fire destroys landmark Longreach pub

A landmark pub in Longreach, in central west Queensland, that had been closed for several months has been destroyed by fire.

Longreach police inspector Mark Henderson said the Lyceum Hotel had been completely gutted when authorities arrived around 8.15pm on Thursday but no one was injured and adjoining properties were not damaged.

The hotel was closed for several months and he believed it was up for sale, Insp Henderson told Queensland Country Life.

"Fire investigators and scientific personnel from Brisbane will be coming out to investigate the circumstances," he said.