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Westport Firefighters Tackle Blaze On Roof Of Downtown Bank, Starbucks

Westport firefighters respond late Saturday to a blaze on the roof of a building on Post Road East at Parker Harding Plaza in the center of downtown.
Westport firefighters respond late Saturday to a blaze on the roof of a building on Post Road East at Parker Harding Plaza in the center of downtown. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department
Westport firefighters respond late Saturday to a blaze on the roof of a building on Post Road East at Parker Harding Plaza in the center of downtown. The firefighters are set up near Starbucks.
Westport firefighters respond late Saturday to a blaze on the roof of a building on Post Road East at Parker Harding Plaza in the center of downtown. The firefighters are set up near Starbucks. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department
The fire is visible on the roof of the HSBC Bank late Saturday on Post Road East at Parker Harding Plaza in the center of downtown Westport.
The fire is visible on the roof of the HSBC Bank late Saturday on Post Road East at Parker Harding Plaza in the center of downtown Westport. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department

WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Fire Department quickly tackled a blaze Saturday night on the roof of a downtown building that houses a bank and a Starbucks.

The fire department responded at 10 p.m. to the two-story commercial building on Post Road East at Parker Harding Plaza, said Assistant Fire Chief Brian Meadows.

The firefighters' quick work at the scene to extinguish the blaze kept the damage limited to the rooftop HVAC equipment, Meadows said, and there was no fire extension into the building's attic.

Engine 2 deployed multiple ground ladders to gain access to the fire and stretched a 2½-inch attack line to suppress the fire, he said. Truck 1’s Tower Ladder was set up to assist Engine 2 on the roof, while Engine 4 set up for water supply and checked all floors of the building for any fire extension with the assistance of Engine 6 and Rescue 3.

The Wilton Fire Department assisted at the scene, and the Norwalk Fire Department sent an Engine Company and Truck Company to assist, Meadows said.

Westport EMS was on scene as well as Westport Police, who controlled traffic.

The Westport Fire Department’s Fire Marshal's Office was investigating the blaze.

The Fire Department response consisted of 3 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company and the Shift Commander. The Rescue Company was added to the assignment after clearing the scene of another incident.

Arriving on scene the Car 3 reported a working fire on the roof of a two story commercial building.

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