Hotel kitchen damaged in fire

A fire which caused ''‘considerable smoke damage'' to a Queenstown hotel's kitchen yesterday is thought to have started in a deep-fryer.

Fire crews from Queenstown and Frankton attended the blaze at the Discovery Sherwood Hotel in Goldfield Heights, off Frankton Rd, about 5.15pm.

Queenstown Volunteer Fire Brigade station officer Duncan Fisher described the fire as small. It was prevented from spreading from the kitchen.

The fire crews were at the hotel for more than an hour but the fire was soon extinguished.