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Friday, September 21 Local

No one injured in Westport garage fire

WESTPORT — No one was home when a residential garage caught fire Friday afternoon, Westport fire officials said.

There was a dog in the house at the time, but a neighbor managed to get it out, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Gootman.

Shortly after 12 p.m. Friday, several fire units were dispatched to a residence on Canal Street after the fire department received several calls reporting a structure fire.

One of the first fire engines on scene found that Canal Road was covered in about one foot of water. The fire personnel also reported heavy smoke coming from the house, Gootman said.

“Crews found the garage on fire and stretched two fire attack hoses,” Gootman said. “It was determined that no occupants had been home at the time of the fire and that a dog had been removed by a neighbor.”

The Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the seen and an investigating is ongoing, Gootman said.

Westport firefighters wree assisted by the Norwalk Fire Department, Westport Police Department and Westport Emergency Medical Services.

Fairfield and Weston fire departments sent fire engines to Westport’s fire headquarters to help cover other calls in town during the extinguishment of the Canal Street fire.

Tara O'Neill|Breaking News Reporter

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