FIREFIGHTERS are battling a blaze which has broken out at an Indian restaurant in Bowen.

The Duke of India Restaurant and Bar in Herbert St was ablaze this morning and fire crews were searching the building and attempting to suppress the flames.

Bowen Independent staff said they'd seen fire crews rushing to the scene after reports of smoke issuing from the building.

The restaurant is connected to a number of other buildings along the Herbert St stretch of the town's main street.

The building is located at 37 Herbert Street and the fire was reported about 8.30am.

More to come.