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Almost Famous Burgers On Fire

The original new-wave burger bar blazes

Written by . Published on June 29th 2013.

Almost Famous Burgers On Fire

AT AROUND 1.30pm Manchester's favourite dirty burger joint caught fire.

According to reports the restaurant was nearly full with 50-60 people enjoying a relaxed Friday lunch.

Staff then tried the fire extinguisher as the alarms bells began screeching around the building as diners and staff evacuated.

The fire is thought to have started on a fryer in the kitchen, a heat blanket was used but couldn't contain the flames.

Staff then tried the fire extinguisher as the alarms bells began screeching around the building as diners and staff evacuated.

Three fire engines turned up on site at around 2pm as people began to crowd around High Street and Edge Street.

At 2.15pm, it looked like firefighters had got the fire under control and had begun to take off their gear.

Smoke then quickly began billowing from the roof of the restaurant as firefighters scrambled to get a hose and ladder up to tackle the fire that had begun raging in the roof space.

Police pushed people back to Bluu Bar and TNQ as the services began to look increasingly worried about the situation.

Marie Carter from the Almost Famous said: "There were forty five or fifty people in the restaurant. We got the customers out quickly, the staff were amazing. Nobody's hurt thank God. That's what I'm pleased about. We don't know what sort of damage we've got so we'll have to assess that when the fire's out."

Beau Myers, proprietor, said: "No one is hurt but it's breaking our hearts. The building looks a write-off."

This would mean that Almost Famous's sister restaurant Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn is also out of action as well as tiki bar Keko Moku on the south of the site. 

Almost Famous are saying that they hope to get a pop-up operational in the city centre with a temporary licence as soon as possible.

This video is from @jameswquinn

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7 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

HeydjJune 29th 2013.

Erm! I guess Byrom Burger will be busy now.

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AviJune 30th 2013.

Byron burger will be even busier still.

Hall of Hall HallJune 30th 2013.

I say good. Pretentious load of chyte that it was.

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Rob ShevlinJuly 1st 2013.

You Completely Ignorant Idiot. This is about 30 people's lives, jobs and business, I know the owners personally put everything they had into this business and you delight in it burning down. Go back to emptying the bins..

Hall of Hall HallJuly 2nd 2013.

Sorry Rob if you feel that way. I've been. Did you get in because of your personal connection ? I was emptying bins outside and saw the disappointment on the punters when they were turned away - maybe their look didn't fit. I share the loss of the building and business but come on !

AnonymousJuly 1st 2013.

Wow Saturday 6:05 pm and still on fire. Is it nearly out yet? (Oh and MC, did they ever put that fire out at the Metropolitan too? www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/…/The-Metropolitan-catches-fire…) Keep up.

Manc GuyJuly 1st 2013.

It reminds me of the Blitz during WWII. The kitchen probably self combusted as a result of all of the burger hating on Mancon.

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