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Viva Brazil Fire in Liverpool Back

Viva Brazil Fire in Liverpool

On Tuesday last week a popular Liverpool restaurant was accidently set a light after residual oils and fats made their way into the kitchen area’s ventilation system.

The restaurant concerned, Viva Brazil, is located on Liverpool’s historic Castle Street. An entire section of Liverpool City Centre was closed off whilst the fire was tackled.

The fire began at around 11 am. It took a ten fire engines over nine hours to put out the fire.

Smoke continued to billow from the Brazilian themed restaurant’s roof for around eight hours.

Firefighters used an extended aerial arm to blast water down the building’s chimney.

Offices above the restaurant were also evacuated.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said today: “The fire is suspected to be accidental and suspected causes are a result of heat and fire igniting residue of fat and oils in the extraction system.”

“We left the scene at 9.45pm last night.”

It is unclear when the restaurant will re-open.

A spokeswoman for Viva Brazil said: “Fire investigators are currently at the restaurant and are looking into the cause of the fire. The restaurant remains closed while this process is carried out.”

“We expect to have further details on when we will be able to re-open later in the day.”

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