CFA was called to reports of a hotel fire on Dimboola Road in Horsham at 11.03pm on 26/5/20.
There were 10 CFA vehicles on scene from Murtoa, Horsham, Ballarat City and Dooen.
Victoria Police members and Ambulance Victoria were also required to attend the incident scene.
Crews observed the kitchen within the hotel was fully involved at the time of arrival.
CFA members conducted a search and rescue inside the building and retrieved an occupant and his dog from the hotel.
By 11.55pm crews had slowed the spread of the fire within the building and brought it under control by 1.06am.
Crews remained on scene for a few more hours to mop up and ensure no further flare ups and a stop was issued at 4.24am.
Fire investigators will assess the scene later this morning.