Fire Breaks out at Casa Brasil Restaurant in Port Solent

A fire has broken out at the Casa Brasil restaurant  in Port Solent currently  six fire appliances from around the Hampshire area are at the scene after a fire broke out and spread to  the roof of the popular eatery.

The fire  broke out in a kitchen area where staff prepare and cook meat just after 10pm this evening. It’s believed that  the fire  then spread to the ventilation ducting.This is  still under investigation.

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Firefighters  from Southsea, Cosham, Portchester , Fareham  and Eastleigh were mobilised  to tackle the fire in Broadwalk Port Solent.

An  Aerial ladder from Southsea was also sent to the incident to tackle the fire from above that had spread to the roof area of the restaurant.
Police and emergency evacuated the area and set up cordons moving the crowds of people away from the area. At the height of the incident  forty fire fighters and officers dealt with the fire.
Some customers using the complex have had to leave their vehicles on site over night . No one is believed to be hurt and all the staff from the eatery are accounted for.

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Jim Clarke from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said that the damage to the  property was contained to the ventilation ducts and part of the roof had also been damaged by fire. There is also water damage to the property. He went on to say  Fire crews  would  remain on site for a few more hours whilst  crews  cut away at the roof area to remove any hot spots.