Pizza restaurant burns in Fairfield


The last Fairfield Fire Department engine company has left the scene and the town’s health department is examining the building and the stored food on the premises.

Photo courtesy of the Fairfield Fire Department.

Photo courtesy of the Fairfield Fire Department.


The Southport Pizza and Grill at 293 Pequot Avenue was heavily damaged in an early-morning fire on Monday.

Two people out for their morning run noticed smoke coming from the building at 5:46 a.m. Assistant Fire Chief Chris Tracy said. “One of them came into Station 4 to report it in person.

“We found smoke and made forcible entry into the building, but the fire had begun extending into the roof, Tracy said.

An engine and ladder company from Bridgeport and a quick-intervention team from the Westport Fire Department provided mutual aid at the scene, officials said.

A Norwalk Fire Department engine company manned the Southport fire house while the pizza house fire was raging.

The fire was extinguished shortly before 8 a.m., officials said.


Frank Juliano