Moment screaming diners flee restaurant when it erupted in flames started by ‘sparkler in alcoholic drink’
- The blaze happened at Caffe Di Milano on Hurst Street in Birmingham last night
- Footage posted to TikTok shows the ferocious flames engulf part of the eatery
Screaming diners fled a restaurant which erupted into flames ‘due to a sparkler in an alcoholic drink.’
Footage posted to TikTok shows terrified diners as flambes blaze through Caffe Di Milano in Birmingham.
West Midlands Fire Service were called to the restaurant, on Hurst Street, at about 11pm, yesterday.
Staff at the Italian restaurant successfully extinguished the flames and the control the sprinklers before two crews arrived at the scene.
Fire crews stopped their interventions at 11.27pm after the premises was ‘completely dampened down’.
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Footage posted to TikTok shows terrified diners as flambes blaze through Caffe Di Milano in Birmingham
There were no injuries reported and the fire is said to have been caused by a ‘sparkler in an alcoholic drink.’
The video on social media shows people rushing to grab their belongings to dart out of the eatery.
Panicked customers yelled as the ferocious flames covered one section of the ceiling.
A member of staff is seen throwing a small bucket of water onto the fire.
People on social media were quick to criticise how little water had been thrown.
One person said: ‘Cannot believe she basically threw a cup of water over a blazing 10ft high fire.’
The video on social media shows people rushing to grab their belongings to dart out of the eatery
People on social media were quick to criticise how little water had been thrown by the member of staff
While another commented: ‘Cannot believe she basically threw a cup of water over a blazing 10ft high fire.’
Somebody else said: ‘Bless her throwing a wine cooler of water at THAT fire.’
A fire service told BirminghamLive that two crews were sent to the scene and that the fire was out on arrival.
They added: ‘We made sure it was safe and completed damping down and cutting away of anything that wasn’t safe. The stop came at 11.27pm.’
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