17/03/2021 - 11:00

Mechanical fault blamed for Oyster Bar blaze

17/03/2021 - 11:00

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Investigators from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services believe a mechanical fault to be responsible for a blaze at Elizabeth Quay's Oyster Bar overnight.

Mechanical fault blamed for Oyster Bar blaze
Investigators from the department visited the Oyster Bar in Elizabeth Quay this morning to determine the cause of the blaze. Photo: David Henry

A mechanical fault has been blamed for a blaze which ripped through the second storey roof of the Oyster Bar in the heart of Elizabeth Quay overnight.

A spokesperson from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services told Business News that it received numerous triple zero calls with reports of flames coming from the top of the two-storey structure about 10.52pm last night.

Emergency Services personnel attended the scene and managed to contain and control the blaze just after 11.18pm.

Investigators from the department have spent the morning at the site trying to determine the cause of the blaze, which is understood to have been accidental.

It is believed the fire was caused by a mechanical fault, but the extent of the damage and the cost of remediation works is not yet clear.

Nestled on the banks of the Swan River, the Oyster Bar features a large dining area, a bar, a commercial kitchen, and a large rooftop bar above the restaurant.

The business was opened in late 2017 by South Australian business people Jarrad and Kirsty Carter, one of four the pair owned.

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