Pizza oven fire extinguished in the city

Approximately 30 people have been evacuated from premises in the Melbourne Building following a restaurant pizza oven fire.

The fire was quickly extinguished by the owners of the restaurant on London Circuit, but several nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution due to the smoke in the area.

ACT Fire & Rescue is currently in attendance with three fire pumpers, breathing apparatus support, the Bronto aerial firefighting appliance and a commander vehicle.

Crews will conduct atmospheric monitoring and ensure no residual fire exists before allowing the occupants to return.

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