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Printer sparks fire in Cremorne Greek restaurant

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08 May 2017
A greek restaurant has been damaged after a printer sparked an early morning blaze.

Crews were called to the Swan Street property in Cremorne just after 2am after a Triple Zero call from the public reporting smoke billowing from the shop.
Firefighters were on scene in under five minutes and they found a two-storey shop, measuring 8 X 20 metres of brick construction involved in fire with large amounts of smoke involved. 
Firefighters called for further resources and forced entry into the premises to attack the fire which was at the rear of the structure.
Crews using breathing apparatus conducted searches in the shop area and also upstairs in the unit above to ensure that no one is within the building.
A community warning for smoke was issued and the public was advised to avoid the area,
The fire was brought under control in 14 minutes and the cause was determined to be an electrical fault involving a printer in the office area ofthe premises, with damage set at an estimated $70,000.
Pumpers: 4
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1

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