The ACT Fire Brigade are on scene with multiple resources at the Melbourne Building in Civic this morning after receiving an automatic fire alarm from inside the Rotana Lebanese resturant.
On arrival firefighters forced entry and discovered a smoldering fire in some stored charcoal which had set off the sprinkler system.
The fire has been extinguished with a large amount of water damage to the premises and an adjoining book store.
The ACT Fire Brigade Fire Investigation Unit will attend the scene to determine the cause.
7:15am Thursday 10 February 2011