UPDATE 12.30PM: Staff members have been credited for their quick action in stopping a fat fire from spreading through a Mooloolaba restaurant.

Firefighters initially responded to reports of a structure fire in a restaurant kitchen at the Landmark Resort building about 11.30am.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Maroochydore station officer Peter Watson said a fat fryer had caught alight.

Fire crews attend the Esplanade in Mooloolaba after a fire in a kitchen.
Fire crews attend the Esplanade in Mooloolaba after a fire in a kitchen.

"The fire started in one fryer and jumped into the other," Mr Watson said.

However, he said restaurant staff put it out with a fire extinguisher and fire blanket before fire trucks arrived.

"They did a good job."

Mr Watson said building inspections along the busy Mooloolaba Esplanade strip were a regular occurrence.

"Their training and our fire maintenance inspection reports and fire prevention has paid off."

Only minor damage was reported and no one was injured.

EARLIER: Emergency services have not had to be utilised after a structure fire in Mooloolaba.

Fire crews and paramedics were called to the Landmark Resort building on Mooloolaba Esplanade at 11.30am after they received a call for a fire.

A QFES spokesman has said at approximately 11.40am as crews were arriving they were then called again with reports that the fire had been contained and put out with a fire extinguisher.

"They called back and said they'd put the fire out with an extinguisher and all persons had been evacuated," he said.

"QFES did a check and made sure the scene was safe before leaving the scene."

A QAS spokeswoman said it was believed the fire had been lit by an electrical appliance.


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