Westport firefighters today quickly extinguished a small brush fire near Compo Road South that forced a brief slowdown on the Metro-North tracks.
A crew from Saugatuck Engine Co. 4 requested the slow down as they put out the flames near Elaine Road, site of the Westport wastewater treatment plant and animal control shelter.
Firefighters also reported a “popped transformer’ in the area of the nearby Eversource Energy substation. It was not clear whether the fire and power problems were related.
Eversource Energy said power was knocked out briefly to customers in the area.