Blaze on King Island destroys sole pharmacy

A fire has ripped through the only pharmacy on King Island leaving its 1800 residents without an essential service.

As reported by the ABC, emergency services were called to the King Island Pharmacy in the early hours of Sunday morning, but were unable to save the pharmacy or neighbouring newsagency, café and adjoining apartment.

While nobody was injured in the blaze, the damage bill is estimated at more than $1 million