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Good Samaritans Pull Burn Victim from Norwalk Brush Fire

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April 26, 2024 | CONNECTICUT Jonathan Maggio, Deputy Fire Chief, Correspondent

NORWALK, CT - The Norwalk Fire Department responded to the rear of 607 Main Avenue the evening of Friday, April 26th for a reported brush fire with a burn victim.

The first arriving Engine found an approximately 1000-square-foot area of brush burning between the Norwalk River and the rear parking area behind 607 Main Avenue. Prior to fire department arrival, staff from the local business Dave’s Planet Pizza pulled the victim from the fire and up an embankment to safety.

Firefighters from Rescue 2 began treatment to the burn victim while members from Engine 1 extinguished the fire. The victim was transported by Norwalk Hospital EMS and airlifted to the Bridgeport Burn Center for serious burn injuries.

The fire is still under investigation by the Norwalk Fire Marshall’s division in conjunction with the Norwalk Police Department. The Norwalk Fire Department commends the courage and brave efforts of the good Samaritans in what likely saved the victim's life.  

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Jonathan Maggio, Deputy Fire ChiefCorrespondent

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