Staff move quickly to stop Mooloolaba restaurant fire
UPDATE 12.30PM: Staff members have been credited for their quick action in stopping a fat fire from spreading through a Mooloolaba restaurant.
Firefighters initially responded to reports of a structure fire in a restaurant kitchen at the Landmark Resort building about 11.30am.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Maroochydore station officer Peter Watson said a fat fryer had caught alight.
"The fire started in one fryer and jumped into the other," Mr Watson said.
However, he said restaurant staff put it out with a fire extinguisher and fire blanket before fire trucks arrived.
"They did a good job."
Mr Watson said building inspections along the busy Mooloolaba Esplanade strip were a regular occurrence.
"Their training and our fire maintenance inspection reports and fire prevention has paid off."
Only minor damage was reported and no one was injured.
EARLIER: Emergency services have not had to be utilised after a structure fire in Mooloolaba.
Fire crews and paramedics were called to the Landmark Resort building on Mooloolaba Esplanade at 11.30am after they received a call for a fire.
A QFES spokesman has said at approximately 11.40am as crews were arriving they were then called again with reports that the fire had been contained and put out with a fire extinguisher.
"They called back and said they'd put the fire out with an extinguisher and all persons had been evacuated," he said.
"QFES did a check and made sure the scene was safe before leaving the scene."
A QAS spokeswoman said it was believed the fire had been lit by an electrical appliance.