Fire officials in Trumbull are calling an early-morning house fire a close call.
Firefighters were called to a home on 8 Elmwood Ave. around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Officials said that when they arrived the front of the home was up in flames.
Officials said that a person living at the home left fireplace embers in a plastic container against the exterior of the home.
The embers caught fire and caused heavy damage to the home's siding and garage, but no injuries were reported.
There were no working smoke detectors in the house, according to the fire department.
Officials said the fire could have ended like the Stamford Christmas Day fire if the fire department had not been located just right up the block from the home.