No injuries, house badly damaged in Fisher Road house fire

Oct 30, 2021

WESTPORT — A house under reconstruction at 431 Fisher Road was badly damaged after it caught fire Saturday morning.

No injuries were reported, according to Westport Fire Deputy Chief Dan Baldwin.

Firefighters from Dartmouth Fire District No. 3 first responded to a call of a reported fire at 10:46 a.m. after neighbors across the line .

Crews from districts 1 and 2, along with the Westport Fire Department, also provided assistance. 

First crews on scene encountered flames and the fire was extinguished within an hour.

“It’s a mess, but it’s out,” Fire District No. 2 Chief Tim Andre said.

Baldwin noted damage to the property was limited to inside the house, with “pretty heavy fire damage” to what appeared to be the kitchen.

“Externally, everything looks intact,” he said. “Internally, there’s definitely a lot of heat and smoke damage.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Baldwin believes it was likely accidental.