More than 50 firefighters have managed to stop a Sydney restaurant blaze spreading to neighbouring businesses.
The fire broke out around 7pm on Saturday 15 October 2016, at the Wentworthville strip, with flames quickly taking hold.
7 News reports that staff and customers were forced to evacuate the restaurant as the fire erupted.
Witnesses said flames could be seen escaping the front of the single-storey shop as fire crews worked to douse the blaze.
It’s believed the fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the roof space.
It took more than 50 firefighters an hour to extinguish the blaze.
The damage bill is yet to be estimated, but early reports suggest the restaurant has been gutted.
Fortunately, no-one was injured in the blaze.
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Grease filters should also be cleaned as often as necessary. Kitchen oil and grease build-up starts in the metal kitchen grease filters before travelling through into the hoods and ducts, all the way to the roof. At best, these regular metal kitchen grease filters only capture between 20-40% of airborne grease, leading to the build-up of kitchen grease that arises the need for kitchen hood cleaning in order to stay compliant and covered by insurance. It’s an ongoing problem that needed an easy and cost-effective solution.
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