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Roof Catches Fire At Maritime Motors In Fairfield

The roof of Maritime Motors in Fairfield caught fire on Saturday morning, but nobody was injured
The roof of Maritime Motors in Fairfield caught fire on Saturday morning, but nobody was injured Photo Credit: Fairfield Fire Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Nobody was injured when the roof of Maritime Motors on Post Road in Fairfield caught fire on Saturday morning.

The Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from Maritime Motors at 985 Post Road at 9:24 a.m. Saturday, reporting that the roof was on fire. The Fairfield Fire Department was immediately dispatched. An AMR ambulance that was in the area reported seeing fire and smoke coming from the roof, fire officials said.

Upon arrival, the first fire unit reported smoke and fire coming from the roof towards the rear of the building. Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood arrived on scene and assumed command.

Firefighters rapidly initiated an attack on the fire from both the roof and interior areas of the building. All available on duty Fire Department resources were required to control the fire, and assistance to the scene was requested from the Westport Fire Department. The fire was under control at around 10 a.m., and there were no reported injuries at the scene.

"Maritime Motors is extremely fortunate that this fire occurred when the building was occupied and they were able to call 911 very quickly," Sherwood said. "Had this fire occurred at night, the outcome probably would have been much different. This is another reminder of the importance of immediately dialing 911 when you think there is a problem”

The building suffered moderate damage to the roof area. The Fire Marshal’s Office and Fairfield Building Department are conducting an investigation.

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