Video: Fire at The Mandarin Palace

Queens Quay in Londonderry has been closed from Queens Quay roundabout to the Harbour Square roundabout due to a fire at the Mandarin Palace Chinese restaurant.

The PSNI have advised motorists are to avoid the area.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire on Queen's Quay.  The turntable ladder is almost obscured by the thick smoke that has been billowing from the rerstaurant, The mandarin Palace.

Firefighters at the scene of the fire on Queen's Quay. The turntable ladder is almost obscured by the thick smoke that has been billowing from the rerstaurant, The mandarin Palace.

Up to eight fire appliances are at the scene of the fire fighting the blaze and fire crews are being brought in from other areas to assist.

Eyewitness reports say the flames have broken through the roof of the building.

A firefighter in the basket of the turntable ladder, aiming a hose into the heart of the fire at The Mandarin Palace on Wednesday afternoon.

A firefighter in the basket of the turntable ladder, aiming a hose into the heart of the fire at The Mandarin Palace on Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters at the scene of today's fire at The Mandarin Palace. The Queen's Quay area is still closed to traffic.

Firefighters at the scene of today's fire at The Mandarin Palace. The Queen's Quay area is still closed to traffic.