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Officials: Outdoor electrical fire ignites at Westport home – Westport News

Liz HardawayAug. 6, 2021Up So far: Aug. 6, 2021 12:49 p.m.The floor of a Westport house caught on c…….

Aug. 6, 2021Up So far: Aug. 6, 2021 12:49 p.m.

The floor of a Westport house caught on coronary hearth Wednesday afternoon.

Westport Fire Division / Contributed photograph

WESTPORT — A Compo Road South house suffered An outdoors electrical coronary hearth Wednesday afternoon, officers said.

Somebody Engaged on The house was drilling from The inside and by probability hit the utility line, Based mostly on Westport Fire Chief Robert Yost.

The Westport Fire Division acquired The choice round 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The residents of The house, A pair with youngsters, evacuated earlier than The coronary hearth department arrived, Yost said. Fire was not found Contained in the house, officers said.

Firefighters used extinguishers to knock down the blaze outdoors. Eversource shut down The power to The house and The coronary hearth was utterly extinguished, The coronary hearth department said.