The ACT Fire Brigade is on scene at a restaurant fire in Belconnen this morning.
Three fire pumpers and support crews responded to the incident at The Turkish Delight in Weedon Close around 6:00am to find the premises well alight.
Smoke from the is visible in the Belconnen Town Centre.
Firefighters are currently working to extinguish the blaze.
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6:31am Thursday 7 July 2011
Firefighters are continuing to work on extinguishing the fire which has spread into the roof space.
Fire crews are being supported in their efforts with the Bronto aerial appliance and breathing apparartus unit.
6:54am Thursday 7 July 2011
Firefighters have now extinguished the fire.
The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen/bar area.
The restaurant has suffered substantial damage with adjoining premises also affected by smoke.
The cause will be investigated.
7:18am Thursday 7 July 2011
Initial estimated damage from ACT Fire Brigade following this morning’s fire is $150,000.
9:50am Thursday 7 July 2011
ACT Fire Brigade has deemed the cause of the fire to be from an electrical fault in the refrigeration unit in the kitchen.
1:30pm Thursday 7 July 2011
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