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Memorial Day Fire In Westport Sends Two To Hospital

WESTPORT, Conn. – Two occupants of the home at 16 Baker Ave. in Westport were sent to Norwalk Hospital on Monday morning after a fire erupted in their basement, Westport fire officials said.

Firefighters were called to the home at about 8:40 a.m. Upon arrival, they saw heavy smoke coming from the front and right of the home, Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick said in a statement. Additional firefighters were called, including a truck from Norwalk, he said.

The fire was discovered in the home’s finished basement and was brought under control in about 20 minutes, Kronick said. The two occupants were transported to the hospital by Westport EMS for smoke inhalation, he said.

A total of 27 firefighters responded, said Kronick. All fire crews had left the home by 11:22 a.m., he said.

The cause of the fire was being investigated by the Westport Fire Marshal’s Office. Residents are reminded to check their home’s smoke detectors and fire alarms frequently to ensure they are working properly, Kronick said.

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