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Steam from Roof Sends Firefighters Scurrying

A report of smoke coming from a roof which turned out to be steam—sent Westport firefighters scurrying today to a home near the Fairfield line when the caller said there was a wheelchair-bound person in the house.

The call came in shortly after 9 a.m. to a home on Pheasant Lane, off of Meeker Road. As with all calls of a possible structure fire, off-duty personnel were summoned as well.

The call took on added urgency when the caller said there was a person in a wheelchair on the second floor of the home who was unable to get out.

Police and firefighters were on the scene within a few moments. They quickly discovered that what appeared to be smoke was actually steam coming from the roof, fire officials said.

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