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Updated On: Mar 29, 2017

WESTPORT — When the fire started and the smoke detector began to wail, the woman on Tickle Road had two reasons to thank the fire department. She could thank them for the warning as well as the help. A woman in her 70s called the fire department just after midnight Monday when smoke detectors alerted her to a fire that had broken out in a gas space heater at her home. Firefighters arrived, put out the flames, shut down the space heater and then called the gas company to repair and start a second gas space heater in the woman's home. With heat, the woman was able to stay in her home. The smoke detectors helped, Deputy Fire Chief Allen Manley said. Those came from the fire department, too. "She was one of our clients with the Westport Cares program," Manley said. "We had been at her house just a few weeks ago." The woman from Tickle Road is older and has limited mobility, Manley said. She came to the department's attention through the town's Council on Aging, which suggested firefighters check in on her. Firefighter Ann Marie Peckham runs the program. Firefighters will talk to residents about safety programs or do a home inspection if the resident wishes, Manley said. The department has smoke detectors to install, provided by the Red Cross. "We'll go out to any Westport residents, even if it is just for an evaluation and safety check," Manley said. Firefighters will help residents place smoke detectors and look for hazards such as spots where people might trip or hallways and stairways with poor lighting. "If someone needs something to be safe, we'll make sure they have it," Manley said. In Monday's fire, the newly installed smoke detectors raised an alarm before the fire was able to grow, confining the damage to the heating unit, Manley said. There was no structural damage to the woman's home. For more information, or to schedule a safety visit, call the department at 508-636-1110


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