Improper disposal of smoking materials causes kitchen fire in Springfield

Hampden County

Smoke poured out of a building on Chestnut Street in Springfield early Sunday morning. 

Our 22News crew arrived at Malecon Bar and Restaurant just after 1:30 a.m.

According to the Springfield Fire Captain Brian Tetreault, the improper disposal of smoking materials caused a kitchen fire.

Firefighters had to break the door down to get to the fire. 

No injuries were reported.

The restaurant will need to be inspected, before it can reopen. 

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