Update as of Nov. 25, 6:47 p.m.

At 12:40 p.m. Fairfield Emergency Communications Center responded to a fire at D’Valda & Sirico’s Dance and Music Centre, 1580 Post Road.

Four engines, two ladders and the shift commander responded to the shopping center, which showed smoke coming from the roof of the building and within the structure.

Officials say that the fire, which was contained by about 1:30 p.m., began on the outside of D’Valda & Siricio’s Dance and Music Center, and then spread to the inside and roof of the structure.

Assistant Captain Schuyler Sherwood was with the first responders and assumed command before two additional Fairfield assistant chiefs were requested to report to duty.  Fire Chief Richard S. Felner also assisted command.

No  possibilities of where the fire originated were confirmed by the Fairfield Fire Department’s press release.

Additional support from the towns of Westport, Bridgeport and Norwalk were requested to the scene or to the scene of other emergencies occurring in Fairfield on Nov. 25. The Fairfield Patch reported a fire that broke out at 911 Post Road earlier this morning.  At around the same time as the fire on 1580 Post Road, the Fairfield Citizen reported a vehicle had crashed into the Rite-Aid across the street.

Nov. 25, 2 p.m.

Fairfield Fire Department responded to a fire at D’Valda & Sirico’s Dance and Music Centre, 1580 Post Road, at approximately 1 p.m.

Fairfield police officers were on scene to assist the fire department by shutting down one lane on the westbound side of Post Road between Reef and Mill Plain Roads.

Fire Chief Richard S. Felner said that a faulty ceiling fan could have started the fire that charred the far side of the building, but he is not certain of the exact cause at this time.

It is not known whether there was a class in session at the dance studio during the time of the call.

D’Valda & Siricio’s is located in a shopping center and is connected to other businesses such as Domino’s Pizza and Murren Insurance Agency, but no other businesses were affected.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available.

 

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