The city centre has been hit by its second fire in two days, after a kitchen blaze caused extensive damage to Wagamama in the early hours of Friday morning.
Fire crews were called at 5.40am and Market Street cordoned off after delivery men saw smoke in the building. Five engines attended, as well as a specialist rescue unit who helped gain access to the restaurant.
Incident Commander Paul Molloy said that there was extensive damage to the kitchen area and smoke damage to the rest of the building. “Things were complicated by the fact that the fire was in a concealed space,” he said.
“Now we just want to make sure that everything is safe.”
The fire is believed to be accidental and unrelated to a blaze that damaged the facade of Schuh on Magdalen Street yesterday . There were no injuries in either incident.
Wagamama opened in September and is not expected to be back in action until the end of the month.