Buzzard Beach owner vows to rebuild after fire at the venerable Westport bar
The bar has been a staple of the Westport entertainment district for decades.
A fire Tuesday morning at the popular Westport bar and music venue Buzzard Beach caused extensive damage to its main floor but didn’t touch other nearby businesses.
Buzzard Beach has been a staple of the Westport entertainment district for decades. For a while it looked like the bar, and possibly the buildings next door, might go up in flames.
Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker said that when firefighters showed up around 10:30 a.m., smoke was billowing and flames were leaping out of the top of the bar.
“We were able to get in there quickly and control it, and check the exposure buildings to make sure it didn’t spread,” Walker said.
Walker said no one was injured in the fire, the cause of which is under investigation.
Bill Nigro, Buzzard Beach's owner, is pledging to reopen it.