Firefighters were called today to Porteño, the much loved Surry Hills grill. As many as 40 firefighters attended the blaze, which was extinguished by 6pm this evening.

Fortuntately, no-one was in the building during the fire, but Cleveland Street has been closed to traffic between Crown and Elizabeth Streets.

We'll bring more news as it comes to hand, but drivers have been advised to avoid the area.