Fire in the Melbourne Building

johnboy 10 February 2011 13

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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

[Courtesy ESA]


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gazket gazket 4:48 pm 14 Feb 11

sepi said :

Does anyone know if smoke alarms work if they are just sitting ona cupboard? or do they have to be upsidedown?

if it connected to power and detects smoke it will go off . they are usually on the ceiling because smoke rises and gathers at the ceiling so depending on how high the cupboard is smoke would have to either pass it on the way up or gather at the ceiling and get thicker till it comes down to cupboard height.

gazket gazket 4:42 pm 14 Feb 11

the lettuce at AliBaba taste like fridge gas .

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 11:44 am 11 Feb 11

johnboy said :

There is quite a lot of sit down turkish in this town.

Yeah and it is very good but not the same food.

johnboy johnboy 11:08 am 11 Feb 11

There is quite a lot of sit down turkish in this town.

KB1971 KB1971 11:03 am 11 Feb 11

Kerryhemsley said :

I wasn’t so much thinking of the Ali Baba type restaurant/takeaway or Turkish. More Brunswick in Melbourne or Cleveland St in Surry Hills type of sit down Lebanese restaurants.

Zhara’s, Sydney Road, YAH!!!!

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 9:50 am 11 Feb 11

I wasn’t so much thinking of the Ali Baba type restaurant/takeaway or Turkish. More Brunswick in Melbourne or Cleveland St in Surry Hills type of sit down Lebanese restaurants.

KB1971 KB1971 8:39 am 11 Feb 11

I came around Vernon Circle & thought the cops were booking people fro riding across the pedestrian crossing………..

sepi sepi 7:11 am 11 Feb 11

Does anyone know if smoke alarms work if they are just sitting ona cupboard? or do they have to be upsidedown?

Tetranitrate Tetranitrate 8:21 pm 10 Feb 11

Kerryhemsley said :

Anyone been to the Lebanese restuarant where Ali Baba’s used to be?

Good Leb food is thin on the ground in Canberra.

That’s the one the article is about.

creative_canberran said :

There’s no shortage of Turkish and middle eastern cuisine in Canberra.
I do wonder though if its popularity is declining. The Ali Baba in Woden is lucky to have more than two customers in lunch hour even when every other place has dozens at the counter.

The remaining ali baba in civic seems to be doing okay, dunno about other places.
We’re kinda lucky to have ali baba here, as it’s way way healthier than places that sell similar cuisine elsewhere, particularly overseas.
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7852168.stm)

creative_canberran creative_canberran 6:20 pm 10 Feb 11

There’s no shortage of Turkish and middle eastern cuisine in Canberra.
I do wonder though if its popularity is declining. The Ali Baba in Woden is lucky to have more than two customers in lunch hour even when every other place has dozens at the counter.

Hadley Hadley 12:03 pm 10 Feb 11

Kerry… seriously?

Kerryhemsley Kerryhemsley 11:00 am 10 Feb 11

Anyone been to the Lebanese restuarant where Ali Baba’s used to be?

Good Leb food is thin on the ground in Canberra.

johnboy johnboy 10:24 am 10 Feb 11

Fans of Smiths Alternative Bookshop will be thrilled to learn that we’ve had this message from the store’s facebook persona:

    I have survived – but have a very wet floor and smelly atmosphere!

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