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Dishwasher fire extinguished at Crooked Mile house

Published 6:51 am, Friday, November 16, 2012
  • Fire that erupted in a dishwasher in the kitchen of a Crooked Mile Road home late Thursday was quickly extinguished by residents before spreading and causing more serious damage.  Westport CT 11/15/12 Photo: Westport Fire Department / Westport News contributed
    Fire that erupted in a dishwasher in the kitchen of a Crooked Mile Road home late Thursday was quickly extinguished by residents before spreading and causing more serious damage. Westport CT 11/15/12 Photo: Westport Fire Department

 

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A dishwasher fire in a Crooked Mile Road home late Thursday was doused by the occupants before causing serious damage.

A residential alarm, reported about 11:30 p.m. to Fire Department dispatch, was subsequently called in as a dishwasher fire by the family residing there.

After the shift commander and Engines 6 and 2 were dispatched to the scene, the occupants called again to report they had doused the blaze using a dry chemical fire extinguisher.

When firefighters arrived at the house, they found smoke filling the kitchen and the rest of the structure's first floor.

The fire was contained to the dishwasher itself, with minor damage to the abutting wood floor. Firefighters searched the rest of the house to make sure there was no further spread of the fire, and ventilated the accumulated smoke.

The family told firefighters that they were first alerted to the fire by the home's smoke alarms, which were still sounding when fire crews on the scene.

There were no injuries reported during the incident.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fire Marshal's Office.