Vacant home catches fire in Westport

By News Staff


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WESTPORT, MASS (WLNE) – Fire officials say that the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant home is currently under investigation. 

The Westport Fire Department arrived at 10:38 p.m to 40 Oakland Avenue for a reported structure fire. 

According to the department, a wood frame house was fully engulfed after first responders arrived.

Firefighters began to aggressively attack the fire and were successful in extinguishing it, with only minor damage to a nearby home. 

Mutual aid was brought in from Dartmouth District #3 which provided a tanker and additional manpower to the scene.

The house, which was under renovation has been deemed a total loss by the department. 

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