Firies injured at 4th alarm Happy Chef building fire in Sydney

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The Happy Chef Chinese restaurant in King St Newtown went up in flames on Saturday the 24th of November. Firefighters were faced with difficult conditions, including wall collapses and 3 firies were hospitalised with non life threatening injuries due to falling debris.

Speedy recovery to those injuries firies! Several businesses remain closed as a result of the fire.

We are devastated to say Happy Chef will be closed until further notice due to a fire that has burnt down our restaurant…

Posted by Happy Chef – Newtown on Saturday, 24 November 2018

Appliance in attendance

  • Pumper 5 (Newtown)
  • CAFS Pumper 18 (Glebe)
  • HAZMAT Pumper 13 (Alexandria)
  • Pumper 28 (Marrickville)
  • Pumper 22 (Leichhardt)
  • Pumper 10 (Redfern)
  • Rescue Pumper 1 (City of Sydney)
  • Pumper 4 (Darlinghurst)
  • Pumper 26 (Mascot)
  • Heavy Rescue 1 (City of Sydney)
  • Heavy HazMat 13 (Alexandria)
  • Ladders 18 (Glebe)
  • Ladder Platform 1 (City of Sydney)
  • Ladder Platform 4 (Darlinghurst)
  • Logistic Support Vehicle 1 (City of Sydney)
  • Mobile Command Centre Alpha (Alexandria)
  • Duty Commander Inner West (Ashfield)
  • Duty Commander City (City of Sydney)
  • Duty Commander Georges River (Kogarah)
  • Zone Commander South West (On Call 1)

Photos: Martin Grant

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