A dance and music center in Fairfield was heavily damaged by a fire Monday afternoon.
Police received 911 calls around 12:40 p.m. reporting smoke coming from inside D’Valda & Sirico’s Dance and Music Center at 1580 Post Road. Fire officials arrived to find smoke coming from the roof of the building and inside the facility. Adjoining buildings were also smoking, authorities said. The buildings were evacuated.
Firefighters said they struggled to pinpoint the exact location of the fire. They determined that the flames broke out outside the building, then spread to the interior. The fire was under control by 1:30 p.m.
One firefighter was injured at the scene, fire officials said. The injured firefighter was taken to an area hospital, then treated and released.
The building at 1580 Post Road received heavy fire damage to the outside and smoke and water damage to the interior.
The Fire Marshal’s office is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.