Westport crews extinguish house fire

WESTPORT — Fire crews recently responded to a house fire on Hillspoint Road.

The Westport Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a chimney fire around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. Flames were seen coming out of the roof when the shift commander arrived and the call was immediately upgraded to a structure fire, according to the department.

Four engines, a ladder truck, and the shift commander responded. The first arriving engine deployed an exterior attack line while simultaneously making entry into the house for an interior attack. The ladder truck arrived and began to deploy resources to the roof. Additional engines arrived to establish a water supply and backup the firefighters in the house, who encountered smoke on the second floor. The ladder company worked to extinguish the exterior fire, the department said.

Engine companies located the fire in an enclosed attic area and reported it had extended into the roof supports. The fire was extinguished with an interior and exterior attack, according to the department.

Additional firefighters were called from Wilton, Norwalk and Fairfield to cover stations and provide additional support on scene. Westport EMS and Police provided medical coverage and additional scene support.

Firefighters were able to isolate the fire to where it’s believed to have started. An extensive overhaul of the building was necessary to ensure that the fire was extinguished and hadn’t spread, according to fire officials.