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  • Trevor Greenway

Fire destroys much of Meech & Munch

An early morning fire destroyed the back half of Chelsea’s Meech & Munch restaurant during the wee hours of Aug. 12.

According to Chelsea fire chief Charles Éthier, a passerby called 9-11 just before 2:45 a.m. after spotting flames spewing from the back of the Old Chelsea restaurant. Éthier said crews were on scene shortly after the call and had the blaze under control within a few hours. Old Chelsea Road was closed to traffic for much of the morning of Aug. 12 as fire crews worked to determine the cause of the blaze.

“It’s still under investigation,” said Éthier. “We have to evaluate all possibilities, and we haven’t found the point of origin, so it’s hard to determine how it started. Did it start under the deck or in the ceili