The wooden structures of the two-story hotel, built in 1898 according to its official webpage, engulfed in fire from the inside as firefighters are trying to put it out, according to the reporter.
No details have so far come out from the Addis Ababa firefighting
The hotel was named after late Empress Taitu Bitul, the wife of Emperor Menelek II – the king of Ethiopia who founded Addis Ababa as the seat of government.
The decades-old hotel is situated at the heart of Addis Ababa, an area which is locally known as Piazza and boats few other historic buildings.Fire broke out in Addis Ababa at the historical Taitu Hotel. Ethiopia’s first hotel built in 1898.