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Building evacuated after fire breaks out in restaurant kitchen and travels up duct.

Around 100 people were evacuated from a eight-storey building on George Street after a fire broke out in its basement on Tuesday.

Firefighters said the fire started in the kitchen of the Emperor’s Choice Chinese restaurant just before 4pm and spread to the roof via an outside flue.

The fire broke out in the building’s basement and spread to the roof. Photo: Anouska Knox”The fire’s occurred in a downstairs area in a restaurant and has traveled up the chimney, or the flue, up the outside and onto the roof,”

Fire & Rescue NSW Superintendent Ian Krimmer said.

Advertisement Huge plumes of dark smoke and a flame on the outside of the building could be seen from nearby office buildings and the footpath on what is one of Sydney’s busiest streets.

An office worker who did not want to be named said he saw the fire from an adjacent building and left the area because it smelled “toxic”. He said the flame went up in a matter of minutes.

The building alight on George St. Photo: Supplied By around 4.30pm the blaze was out, and by around 5pm firefighters were allowing people back into the building.

Superintendent Krimmer said firefighters were on the scene within two minutes and it was due to that rapid response that the fire was quickly contained.

He said there was fire damage to the kitchen and some water damage to the restaurant. They do not know what caused the fire to start.Witnesses said an external pipe on the building looked to have caught fire.

Photo: Troy KnoxThe Transport Management Centre said one northbound lane closed on George Street, but by 6pm had reopened.There was heavy northbound traffic near Margaret St.

Fire In Kitchen Exhaust Duct

A fire shut down South State Street and a Chinese restaurant Wednesday afternoon shortly before evening rush hour began.

Ukiah Valley Fire Authority Division Chief Kirk Thomsen said the fire was reported around 4:50 p.m. July 23 at the Golden Penny and China Express, and appeared to have started in the kitchen of the restaurant, located in the 700 block of South State Street.

Thomsen said flames were coming through the vents, and firefighters were cutting through the roof to gain access to the building’s attic.

Owner Jialing Wang said no one was eating at the restaurant at the time of the fire, which he said was the first at the restaurant since he opened it in 1998.

Wang said he did not know what caused the fire, and he also did not know when he would be able to open again.

Multiple fire engines, from both UVFA and Cal Fire, responded to the fire, as well as the Ukiah Police Department, and officers blocked off South State Street at East Gobbi Street while firefighters worked.