WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport firefighters knocked down a kitchen fire in a home on Nappa Drive before it could spread too far on Wednesday morning.
Westport firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the house when they were dispatched on a stove fire at 9:53 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief Brian Meadows said. Two engine companies, the truck company and the shift commander were on the initial dispatch.
Engine 2 checked the interior of the house and found that the fire had extended from the stovetop into the hood vent and cabinets above the stove, he said.
Two more engine companies were called in for additional manpower, Meadows said. After evacuating the occupants from the house, Engine 2 extinguished the fire.
The fire damage was limited to the cooking area of the kitchen, he said.
The Westport Fire Department’s Fire Marshal's Office was called to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire, which was blamed on unattended food left cooking on the stove.
The last Fire Department unit cleared at 10:51 a.m.