Fire Breaks Out At Izzo & Son Country Gardens In Westport

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Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday.
Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday.
Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
A firefighter battles the blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens.
A firefighter battles the blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens. Photo Credit: Contributed
Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday.
Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday.
Fire trucks respond to a blaze at Izzo and Son Country Gardens on the Post Road in Westport on Thursday. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A small fire was quickly knocked down at Izzo & Son Country Gardens in Westport early Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. 

Officials blocked the Post Road East from Turkey Hill Road to Maple Avenue for about 15 minutes because of the "active blaze" at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday, fire officials said.

The fire was located in the main nursery building and was traveling across the ceiling when firefighters arrived, Westport Assistant Fire Chief Larry Conklin said.

A quick knockdown of the fire was made by Engine 5, the first engine to arrive, Conklin said. Firefighters hooked a hose up to fire hydrant across the street but didn't need to use it because the blaze was extinguished so quickly.  

A total of three engines and a ladder truck, all from Westport, responded to the blaze, he said. The scene was cleared by 7 p.m.

The fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

Fairfield and Norwalk Fire Department’s provided manpower and apparatus to cover the Westport fire station as well as a Rapid Intervention Team at the scene. 

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