Emergency services rushed to a fire outside Pacifica Restaurant in Napier this morning.

A fire communications spokesperson said two appliances were called from Napier and Hastings and they were able to extinguish the fire in minutes.

They received the call just after 7.30am today.

A wooden fence at the back of the property and outside dining area was seriously damaged.

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Smoke from a fire outside Pacifica restaurant on Marine Parade could be seen from kilometres away. Photo James Fraser
Smoke from a fire outside Pacifica restaurant on Marine Parade could be seen from kilometres away. Photo James Fraser

The Marine Parade restaurant, owned and run by chef Jeremy Rameka, is one the Bay's most acclaimed eateries, In 2017 it was named New Zealand's Restaurant of the Year in the Cuisine Good Food Awards.

Fire crews had to extinguish a blaze in a skip bin outside Pacifica Restaurant this morning. Photo File
Fire crews had to extinguish a blaze in a skip bin outside Pacifica Restaurant this morning. Photo File