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Belconnen on fire!

By johnboy - 7 July 2011 7

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.

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

[Courtesy ESA]

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7 Responses to
Belconnen on fire!
Watson 11:43 am 08 Jul 11

damien haas said :

This is very sad – i eat there often, and its a great restaraunt. However, the thing that made it great was the staff – the service was always excellent, and so was the food. Even if the physical premises are gone, that work ethic and skill in the kitchen can live on. I hope they rebuild – soon.

I’m sure they’ll reopen once the insurance claim has been processed and they can find the labour to do the work. The latter might be a bit of a wait though with all the building going on right now.

damien haas 10:52 am 08 Jul 11

This is very sad – i eat there often, and its a great restaraunt. However, the thing that made it great was the staff – the service was always excellent, and so was the food. Even if the physical premises are gone, that work ethic and skill in the kitchen can live on. I hope they rebuild – soon.

harvyk1 2:01 pm 07 Jul 11

Sammy said :

Is it just me, or have we had significantly more than the average number of notable fires lately?

Gotta give the firies something to do during the day…

KaptnKaos 12:43 pm 07 Jul 11

Yaaay… oh, I only read the headline and got my hopes up.

Sammy said :

Is it just me, or have we had significantly more than the average number of notable fires lately?

First the insulation place in Fyshwick, then the services club, then the Diamant and now this place.

And school holidays don’t start until next week.

EvanJames 11:59 am 07 Jul 11

Sammy said :

Is it just me, or have we had significantly more than the average number of notable fires lately?

Snap. Me too. And what a shame, this is the first Turkish restaurant I ever et at in Canberra, very early 80s I think, and it got me hooked on the food for ever after.

dpm 11:49 am 07 Jul 11

Sammy said :

Is it just me, or have we had significantly more than the average number of notable fires lately?

First the insulation place in Fyshwick, then the services club, then the Diamant and now this place.

Are those damn pink batts are sneaking into every roof?!? I’m telling you, remove your insulation before it’s too late!

Sammy 11:00 am 07 Jul 11

Is it just me, or have we had significantly more than the average number of notable fires lately?

First the insulation place in Fyshwick, then the services club, then the Diamant and now this place.

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