Sus­pi­cious blaze de­stroys kitchen

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - MIRANDA DEVINE - BEN PIKE

A FIRE that gut­ted a Thai kitchen is be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

Fire­fight­ers were called to Chat Thai, a prep kitchen for lo­cal restau­rants, on Curry Lane at Ar­tar­mon, in Syd­ney’s north, at 10.30pm on Fri­day.

The op­er­a­tion was com­pli­cated by nar­row al­ley­ways mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to ma­noeu­vre fire trucks.

The Sugar Ap­ple Stu­dio, a pop­u­lar pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dio next door, also sus­tained smoke and wa­ter dam­age.

Fire crews re­turned about 9am yes­ter­day af­ter the smoul­der­ing build­ing reignited.

Nick Steven­son, who works nearby, said: “We thought it was New Year’s Eve be­cause all we could hear was the sound of fire­works.”

No one was in­jured but a crime scene has since been es­tab­lished.

Fireys tackle the ware­house fire. Pic­tures: Gor­don McComiskie

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