A HELENSBURGH restaurant has been closed "until further notice" after fire broke out in the kitchen.

Firefighting crews from Helensburgh and Garelochhead attended the blaze at Padrone Pizza in West Clyde Street at approximately 10.30am on Monday.

Pictures taken nearby showed a police and ambulance presence outside the restaurant, while traffic was redirected on to other streets in the town centre.

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The owners tweeted @PadronePizza: "We had a small fire in the kitchen this morning.

"No damage to the restaurant, however the kitchen requires some work.

"Thanks to the Helensburgh & Garelochhead Stations of the @fire_scot, as well as the other emergency services in attendance.

"We are closed until further notice."

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The closure is a further blow to Padrone Pizza's owners, Milan and Cara Nikolic, who took the decision last month to close one of their other businesses in the town, the Logie Baird pub in James Street.

The couple said revenue at the business had fallen since the Argyll and Bute licensing board decided earlier this year to impose limits on the hours during which the pub was licensed to sell alcohol.