The Boston Fire Department reports a two-alarm duct fire caused did an estimated $400,000 in damage to a block of stores at 772 Blue Hill Ave.
The department says the fire, reported around 2:45 a.m., was caused by a kitchen fire at Yong Hon:
Specifically the hot gases from the stove caused a fire in the ductwork that was not cleaned properly.
In addition to Yong Hon, the fire damaged a Jamaican take-out place, a convenience store and a hair salon.
The Boston Licensing Board recently rejected the take-out place's request to stay open until 2:30 a.m.
In 2007, two firefighters died battling a similar grease fire at the Tai Ho Chinese restaurant in West Roxbury.