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400 evacuated after stove fire at Peppers resort

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ABOUT 400 people were evacuated from the Peppers resort in Kingscliff last night after a stove caught on fire.

Tweed Heads senior firefighter Mark Whiticker said the fire started on the 4th floor of the resort and was contained to one unit.

Firemen arrived about 8:30 and extinguished the flames in less than 8 minutes.

Tweed police Inspector Jim Kain said the room was unoccupied when the fire alarm was triggered.

"When police arrived there was a stove top well alight," he said.

"It may have been accidental."

An estimated $40,000 damage was caused.

A Mantra Group spokeswoman said the fire alarms were immediately triggered and standard evacuation procedure was followed.

"Guests were able to resume back to normal a short time after," she said.

Topics:  fire



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