WESTPORT, Conn. -- No one was injured in a blaze at a residence on Vani Court in Westport despite initial fears that children were on the second floor when it broke out Monday afternoon, fire officials said.
The Westport Fire Department responded to the fire at 5:22 p.m. Monday, acting Fire Capt. Richard Stone said in a statement.
Engine 4, the first engine on the scene, reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the side of the building when it arrived, Stone said. A neighbor reported the possibility of children on the second floor.
Crews from Truck 1 and Engine 2 started an aggressive search of the second floor of the home while Engine 4’s company extinguished the main body of fire on the first floor, Stone said.
No occupants were found in the search of the home, he said. It was later determined that all of the family members were out of the building at the time of the fire, Stone said.
The last Fire Department unit cleared the scene at 8:37 p.m.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation by the fire marshal’s office.
The Westport Fire Department responded with four engines, one truck and one command car.
The Fairfield Fire Department provided an engine to cover Westport for emergency calls.