Shortly before 10pm Westport firefighters responded to a fire at the Saugatuck Congregational Church located at 245-265 Post Road East. Fire departments from Norwalk, Fairfield even came to assist in battling the blaze. The fire appears to have been confined to the rear of the church where the administrative offices and meeting rooms are located. Scanner transmissions indicate heavy water damage that were bowing ceilings.
Reverend Howie Toback senior minister said there is no chance for the turkey dinner at the church this week, but Communications Liason Mary Ann West said the dinner that served over 350 last year will be held somewhere to be determined later. The church had thirty turkeys that were defrosting that were destroyed in the fire. Saugatuck Congregational Church is also famous for their Field Of Flags each Memorial Weekend.
Mutual aid firefighters did not leave the scene until after 2:30a.m. The Connecticut State Police Fire Marshal arrived on scene to begin their investigation to the cause of the fire.