Fire damages Chilliwack restaurant

A Chilliwack seafood restaurant suffered extensive smoke damage following a fire late Sunday night.

A local seafood restaurant suffered extensive smoke damage following a fire late Sunday night.

Firefighters from Firehalls 1 and 4 were called to a fire at Austin Fish and Chip restaurant in the 45000 block of Hocking Avenue at around 11:20 p.m.

When they arrived that found heavy smoke venting from the kitchen exterior exhaust hood, with fire starting to spread throughout the kitchen of the commercial unit.

Firefighters managed to stop the fire from extending to the remainder of the unit.

There was extensive smoke damage throughout the restaurant and to two adjacent commercial units.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The Chilliwack Fired department says the fire appears to be accidental.