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Fire at city restaurant.

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02 Jul 2012
An early morning blaze caused an estimated $200,000 damage to a Korean restaurant in Bourke St Melbourne.

The fire started in a kitchen at the rear and spread via a flue to a mezzanine level above.  The entire restaurant was heavily smoke logged and suffered extensive heat damage. 

Rapid intervention by firefighting crews, some arriving on scene in just 3 minutes, managed to contain the fire spread and prevent further damage.

The fire took just over half an hour to bring under control with one firefighter taken to hospital for treatment after receiving burns to his face. 

The cause has yet to be determined.

Details of Fire/Incident
Address: Bourke St, Melbourne
Date: July 1, 2012 
Time: 01:41 hours     
Call Number: 0014

Attending Appliances:  
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial Units: 1
Breathing Apparatus Support:1

Number of firefighters: 27

Officer in charge: Commander John Jugum

For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or

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