Stop & Shop store re-opened after Monday morning fire

Store could re-open by the afternoon

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – A popular grocery store in East Longmeadow did not open as normal Monday morning, due to an electrical fire that filled the building with smoke.

East Longmeadow Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Minahan told 22News that a fire started underneath a freezer unit at the Stop & Shop store at 470 North Main Street (Route 83) shortly after 6:00 A.M.

Minahan said that there was smoke throughout the building, and firefighters were there for about an hour and a half as they ventilated it.

He said that the East Longmeadow health department worked with the store so they could be ready to open again, and the store was cleared to open at noon.

Stop & Shop is located inside a shopping plaza with several other tenants, but Minahan said that those shops and restaurants were not affected by the fire, and were able to open Monday morning as normal.

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