FAIRFIELD — An attic fire left a northeast Fairfield home damaged, but the occupants unhurt in the wee hours Thursday morning.
The Fairfield Fire Department received the call just before 5 a.m. and responded to the house on the 600 block of Paradise Court. Battalion Chief Steve Trepagnier said fire crews were on scene within minutes.
“The occupants were alerted by their smoke detectors and they exited building on their own,” Trepagnier said.
The fire appeared to have started on the exterior of the house, when a motion-sensor light shorted out, causing the blaze. According to the Fire Department’s Facebook page, the fire was contained to one corner of the house, though there was smoke damage throughout.
Three engine companies and a ladder truck responded to the fire and had it under control by 5:21 a.m.
Trepagnier said firefighters remained on the scene until 9:30 a.m., “to assist the tenants and confirm extinguishment.”
No damage estimate was available Thursday afternoon, and Trepagnier said no residents or firefighters were injured.
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