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Kitchen fire at Japanese restaurant in the CBD

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22 Mar 2016
Firefighters have forced entry to a Japanese restaurant after an early morning kitchen fire.

Crews were called to the Market Lane restaurant, Shoya, at 7.41am after smoke was spotted coming from the top of the building.

On arrival firefighters broke through the front door of the closed restaurant to attack the blaze.

The fire started in the kitchen on the ground floor and a search by firefighters found the fire had not spread throughout the multi-storey building.

The fire was deemed under control at 7.54am.

Five fire trucks and 20 firefighters attended the blaze.

The cause and a damage estimate have not yet been determined.


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