UPDATE: A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the fire was contained to the flue of the restaurant and was extinguished by 4.30pm.
INITIAL REPORT: Firefighters responded to reports of a Noosaville restaurant fire on 2nd October 2018 according to Sunshine Coast Daily.
Triple-0 calls were made with witnesses reporting smoke visible from Gympie Terrace restaurant.
Initial reports stated the fire was at Samba Grill but that location has not been confirmed by firefighters.
Four fire crews were called to Gympie Terrace about 4.10 pm. Initial reports that the blaze was at Samba Grill.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the fire was contained to the flue of the restaurant. It was extinguished by 4.30pm.
One person is being assessed by paramedics.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said no further information was available about their patient.
The team at Shepherd Filters sincerely hope that the patient makes a full recovery. We also hope that the restaurant is left with minimal damage and is not closed for too long.
Restaurant fire incidents in commercial kitchens cause millions of dollars of damage. The fires most often start in:
- Deep-fat fryers
- Cooking ranges
- Other equipment
- Exhaust canopies
These minor flare-ups can result in a major catastrophe.
There are simple ways to avoid commercial kitchen exhaust fires, such as:
- Ensuring systems are designed and installed in accordance with relevant standards and/or codes
- Regular kitchen exhaust cleaning, maintenance and inspection
Shepherd Filters can help those in the food-service industry meet the above requirements in one cost-effective and effortless way. Contact us today!