Electrical malfunction cause of fire that heavily damaged store in Springfield's Upper Hill neighborhood
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- An electrical malfunction was the cause of a fire that caused over $100,000 in damage to a store in the Upper Hill neighborhood Thursday night.
The fire at TNT Fast Stop Food store, 402 King St., was reported shortly after 9:10 p.m., Dennis Leger, aide to Commissioner Joseph Conant said.
No injuries were reported.
Leger said all the contents of the store were destroyed. The structural damage to the building likely amounts to some $30,000 or $40,000 and the remainder pertains to the contents and equipment inside.
The property has been condemned as a result of the fire, Leger said.
The building is owned by Astley Buchanan of Springfield, according to assessor records. It is assessed at $33,100.
Springfield store suffers over $100,000 in damage after fire breaks out inside of it
Updated on July 7, 2017 at 1:22 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A store in Springfield's Upper Hill neighborhood suffered over $100,000 in damages Thursday night after a fire broke out inside of it.
City firefighters were called to 402 King St. around 9:12 p.m. where they found a building, the TNT Fast Stop Food Store, engulfed in flames, said Dennis Leger, spokesman for the Springfield Fire Department.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Leger said.
A number of fire engines could be seen at the scene of the fire and police blocked off sections of King Street and redirected traffic away from the blaze.
No one was injured, but the fire caused over $100,000 in damage to the building, said Leger.