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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Westport Firefighters Douse House Fire on Leslie Lane

UPDATE Westport firefighters tonight quickly doused a second floor bedroom fire in a home on Leslie Lane. It broke out while the family was downstairs celebrating the 81st birthday of the homeowner.

Everyone escaped from the home at 6 Leslie Lane without injury, according to firefighters.

A family member said someone heard a fire alarm go off on the second floor at about 11:30 p.m. as the family was downstairs celebrating the 81st birthday of homeowner Marion McAdoo.

One of the family went upstairs to investigate, saw a curtain on fire, screamed, and all fled the home, he said.

The Fire Marshal’s Office was investigating the cause of the blaze, but the family member said he believed it was linked to a computer on charge in the bedroom.

All available on-duty Westport firefighters responded while units from Weston and Fairfield provided town coverage for other calls.

—Dave Matlow contributed reporting.

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