A Caulfield steak house has been extensively damaged by fire.
MFB received numerous calls to attend a blaze at Limors Restaurant in Kooyong Road, Caulfield North, about 7:36am.
On arrival, firefighters were confronted with a fire in a two storey brick building measuring 30x15 metres.
The fire originated in the kitchen on the ground floor before spreading to the second floor then penetrating through the roof. Kitchen area, including the contents, has been extensively damaged by fire. Duct work to the second floor area and roof space was also damaged by fire.
Other areas of the restaurant have been damaged by heat and smoke.
Exposures on the northern and southern ends of the building were threatened at the height of the blaze.
There were 28 firefighters on scene, and the fire was under control in 60 minutes.
MFB Fire Investigation Unit will attend to establish a cause. The fire has caused an estimated $300,000 damage.
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