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Structure Fire in Norwalk Quickly Contained

By EDWARD PRESCOTT, Correspondent | January 19, 2022 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 013122119

NORWALK, CT - At 5:49 A.M. on the morning of January 19th, the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at 7 Reynolds Street.

Upon arrival heavy smoke was pushing from the Norwalk Linen building. Firefighters entering the building encountered heavy fire and advanced multiple hose lines to extinguish the fire, as truck crews ventilated the roof. The fire was placed under control at 6:45 A.M., as crews continued to work on extinguishing smoldering linen in and around collapsed machinery. No injuries were reported as firefighters worked in below freezing temperatures and icy conditions around the building.

Norwalk’s entire on-duty shift responded to the fire with 33 firefighters on five engines, two trucks, a Rescue and Command Car. Stamford, Westport, New Canaan and Rowayton Fire Departments covered Norwalk during the fire until 8:30 A.M. Rowayton FD extinguished a car fire with Westport Fire during the incident. Deputy Fire Marshal Kirk McDonald and Fire Inspector Bryan Scully called in the State Fire Marshal to assist in investigating the cause of the fire.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.