Ice machine fire causes $5000 damage at Hervey Bay Boat Club

A SMALL fire in an ice machine was extinguished at the Hervey Bay Boat Club overnight.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services responded to an Automatic Fire Alarm just before 2am Thursday arriving to find smoke throughout the Club building.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Station Officer John Pappas said firefighters quickly located and extinguished the fire on the ground floor before removing smoke and ventilating the area. 

"The early activation of the smoke alarm system greatly assisted firefighters with containing the fire to the area of origin,"  Officer John Pappas said.

Two crews from Torquay Fire Station attended.

The fire was not suspicious and damage is estimated to be around $5000.