ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at a fire in a building at Grimwade Street in Mitchell.
A small amount of smoke is currently issuing from the premises.
Firefighters are currently conducting a search inside but the business was not believed to have been operating tonight.
A small number of people have been evacuated from a nearby building as a precaution.
11:17pm Sunday 1 January 2012
A search of the premises has found no one inside.
The fire has been fully extinguished.
Firefighters have commenced ventilating the smoke from the premises.
11:38pm Sunday 1 January 2012
UPDATE: The Canberra Times reports it was the Gentleman’s Club burned out in suspicious circumstances.