• Gas Line Fire Shuts Down Post Road East




    Westportnow.com

    A gas line developed a leak today while a construction crew was working on the line on Westport’s Westfair Drive, touching off a fire which sent flames 20 feet into the air. No injuries were reported and gas company crews arrived quickly to shut down the line. The fire singed some trees. damaged some construction tools, and a nearby parked pickup truck, said Assistant Fire Chief William Dingee. Police shut down Post Road East from Maple Avenue to Bulklley Avenue. The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. and the road was reopened a little more than an hour later.