MORE than 30 firefighters have tackled a "terrible fire" at a Nick Nairn restaurant in Bridge of Allan.

Fire crews were called to the scene at Nick's on Henderson Street at 8.17pm on Saturday and found a "well developed" fire in the kitchen.

Pictures on social media showed smoke and flames pouring from the building in the town near Stirling.

Nairn said in a tweet: "Just to let you know, terrible fire at Nicks BofA tonight, but thankfully all staff and customers unhurt.

"Huge respect and thanks to the emergency services who were incredible."

A Twitter user named Tricia replied: "I was there tonight and had a fabulous meal. We’d just moved outside to order cocktails when all hell broke loose it was terrifying. I couldn’t believe how quickly the fire took hold. Your staff are a credit to you they handled everything so well."

Six fire engines and a command support unit were sent to the scene.

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We got a call at 8.17pm to a building alight. We sent two crews from Dunblane and Tillicoultry.

"On arrival crews confirmed this was a well developed fire within the kitchen and requested further attendance."

Further appliances and a command support unit were then sent to the scene.