FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A fire at a home on Judd Street could have been much worse if the resident had not closed a door, the Fairfield fire marshal said.
The fire department was called to the home shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the first engine and ladder arriving at the house within a minute of the call, fire officials said. Four fire engines arrived on the scene .
With the help of the additional engines, the firefighters were able to quickly put out the blaze in the rear study of the home.
"The aggressive attack by our fire department minimized property loss,” said Fairfield Assistant Fire Chief Schuyler Sherwood.
The Fire Marshal's Office determined where the blaze began, but its cause was still under investigation.
“The homeowner’s presence of mind in closing the door of the fire room and getting out of the house limited the spread of fire and further damage to the structure,” Fire Marshal Bill Kessler said.
Westport and Bridgeport Fire Departments provided mutual aid resources to cover Fairfield Fire Stations 1 and 2 during the blaze.
An ambulance checked the residents for any smoke inhalation issues, but no one was injured.