Firefighters rescue animals

(Photo: Fairfield Fire Department)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)- Wednesday morning at 10:50 am the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a fire in the basement at 464-466 Knapps Highway.

The Fairfield Fire Department was immediately dispatched. The occupants were at home at the time of the fire and dialed 911.

Upon arrival, the first fire units reported heavy smoke in the basement area of the house.

The homeowner reported that everyone was out of the house, and that there were animals inside the basement.

All on duty Fairfield Fire Department resources were requested to the scene of the fire.Fire personnel rescued all the animals from the structure.

The fire was placed under control at approximately 11:20 AM. There were no reported injuries at the scene. The home suffered smoke damage to the basement area.

“This family is extremely fortunate that there were no injuries as a result of the fire since there were no working smoke detectors in the area of the fire.” Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood stated.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation of this fire.

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