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.
Two commercial building in Old Town in Fort Collins sustained fire and smoke damage from what started as a Kitchen fire Sunday morning.
According to Poudre Fire Authority, firefighters encountered heavy smoke when they arrived at Suehiro, a restaurant located at 223 Linden Street.
Upon further investigation firefighters found active fire in multiple walls and between floors of the building Holes were cut in floors and walls to gain access to fire spreading within void spaces,” Poudre Fire Authority said in a statement.
“After a lengthy attack firefighters were able to find and extinguish all hidden fire.”
Crews kept the fire from spreading to the building next door. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
North Lincoln Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire with flames coming through windows; at about 12:30 am Saturday morning (7/26).
Firefighters arrived to 40’ flames venting from the structure; The Kernville Steak & Seafood House which was recently remodeled and reopened. The restaurant is located just south of Lincoln City and sits overlooking the Siletz River.
Fire crews battled the fire in the about 5,000 square foot three-story structure for nearly three hours before getting under control.
Firefighters remained on scene through the weekend to extinguish flairs ups, as winds began to pick up. The structure is on a slope and fire damage to the structure made entry for investigation extremely dangerous.
Oregon State Fire Marshal Shannon Miller was on-scene to aid North Lincoln Fire & Rescue investigators; a full investigation into the cause of fire may be not expected to begin until Monday July 28th until after structural concerns are addressed.
Several engines and two aerial units from North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and one mutual aid engine from neighboring Depoe Bay Fire had over 30 firefighters on scene at the fire; there are no reported injuries. The building is a complete loss.
Firefighters were called to the Bimini boatyard around 11 a.m. Thursday after reports of a fire at Bimini Boatyard in Fort Lauderdale.
Heavy smoke was seen coming from the roof of the building at 1535 SE 17th St. as fire crews arrived.
Fire officials said the blaze started in the kitchen and spread to the Kitchen hood system and ceiling of the building.
By looking at photo you can tell that it was not cleaned to NFPA 96: LOOK CLOSE AND YOU SEE GREASE DRIPPING DOWN DUCTS & Roof we need strict laws to prevent this kind of fie that cause lives damage needless to say tons of money the insurance companies have to pay because of negligence.