Fire extinguished in Manuka restaurant

Firefighters are checking for damage to surrounding buildings after extinguishing a fire in a Manuka restaurant.

The restaurant is located on the corner of Franklin and Furneax streets.

There was significant damage to the restaurant and crews are undertaking ventilation operations. Firefighters are also investigating fire extension and smoke damage in nearby businesses.

Four pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus Van and two commanders are on scene.

ACT Fire & Rescue was called to the incident at 3:55am. A cause is not known at this stage.