Firefighters scrambled to free a baby deer trapped in the swinging gate of a chain-link fence at a Westport residence Tuesday night.

The report of a fawn struggling to free itself from the gate at an Elizabeth Drive home was received about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday. The incident was reported by residents of the home at that address.

Firefighters dispatched to the scene used hand tools to disassemble the gate and free the entangled fawn, which bolted as soon as the gate was loosened. The animal did not appear to have suffered serious injuries.