More than 200 guests were evacuated from the hotel at Canberra Airport following a fire in its kitchen on Sunday night.
ACT Fire & Rescue extinguished fire in Vibe Hotel’s kitchen after receiving a 000 call about 11.30pm on 25th November 2018.
Damage was contained to the kitchen, but smoke from the fire spread to most of the hotel.
No injuries were reported and all guests were accounted for according to The Canberra Times.
Fire crews conducted ventilation and atmospheric monitoring of the building, and the hotel was scheduled to be reopened in the early hours of Monday morning.
Approximately 40% of restaurant and hotel fires start in the kitchen, and grease is generally always the cause.
Grease creates irritating smoke and bad smells that can have a negative effect on your clients reputation. This is the most important reason to make sure that kitchen exhaust cleaning is performed on a regular basis.
Grease accumulates on the different elements of the kitchen’s extraction system, and is always the element which triggers the fire, which makes it very dangerous. It is in fact it is relatively easy to remove when using the Shepherd Filters solution:
- ELIMINATE COSTLY FILTER EXCHANGES AND REDUCE THE FREQUENCY OF KITCHEN EXHAUST CLEANING
- A cleaner kitchen exhaust system 365 days a year greatly reduces your risk kitchen duct fires
- Stopping up to 98% of grease entering the kitchen exhaust system, compared to 20-40% of normal metal kitchen filters
- Meet the new Australian Standards
- HACCP approved
- Won “Best New Hospitality Product” at Fine Foods Australia 2017
- Made from 100% Australian wool, supporting Australian farmers and disabled workers
- Help the environment
- Quick and easy to change, your staff will appreciate the improvement in their daily routines
It is pretty easy to overlook the impact that a kitchen extractor system can have on a food-service facility. Keep an eye out for potential indicators of a hood problem and stay on top of kitchen exhaust cleaning and maintenance with Shepherd Filters. Taking these steps can significantly impact performance, functionality, and ultimately … the bottom line.