31 Aug 2013

Fire at MasterChef host's restaurant

9:38 am on 31 August 2013

A fire around a pizza oven damaged a restaurant owned by MasterChef judge George Calombaris in Melbourne on Friday.

AAP reports around 170 people were at St Katherine's in Kew when the fire erupted around the outside of the wood-fired pizza oven.

The blaze spread into an upstairs storeroom and roof, causing significant damage.

Fire Brigade Commander Frank Stockton thanked the restaurant staff for getting everyone out safely without injury.

The restaurant will be closed over the weekend due to smoke damage.