One person taken to hospital following overnight fire in Westport

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) – An early morning house fire on Old Harbor Road in Westport is under investigation.

Westport firefighters responded at about 1:30 Saturday morning to 286 Old Harbor Road and found heavy fire on multiple levels.

Firefighters said in a news release that the homeowner had discovered the fire when he returned home; he suffered a minor injury after going inside to retrieve some items from inside the house and then exiting through a window. He was treated at a local hospital and released.

Crews from Tiverton and Little Compton also responded to the scene; firefighters were still at the scene as of 5 a.m. chasing hot spots.

No determination regarding the cause of the fire has been made yet.