Kitchen fire leaves Fairfield restaurant closed for repairs

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Fairfield fire department responded to a kitchen fire at a two story building on Tuesday night.

Officials received a call about a fire at S&S Dugout located at 3449 Post Road. When they arrived emergency crews say a heavy smoke condition was inside the building.

A employee who worked on the first floor at a restaurant said he smelled smoke inside the building and he opened the restaurant and used an extinguisher to control the fire behind the counter. The building was quickly searched, evacuated and the rest of the fire was extinguished by emergency crews.

There were no injuries reported by any of the occupants, and the fire was contained to the first floor causing fire and smoke damage.  The restaurant will remain closed until repairs can be made. The Building and Health departments were requested to the building to help with the investigation.

Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson stated, ” Quick actions by the residents prevented this fire from growing too large before firefighters arrived to extinguish it and will hopefully allow the business to reopen very soon.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fairfield Fire Marshal’s office and appears to have originated inside a commercial dishwasher.

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