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Norwalk Structure Fire Displaces Occupants

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May 19, 2024 | CONNECTICUT ADAM MARKOWITZ, Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

The City of Norwalk Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 10:10 am.

The fire was located at #211 Liberty Square in a 2 story mixed occupancy. The first floor was a Mexican restaurant with apartments on the 2nd floor. Multiple calls to 911 reported smoke coming from the roof of the occupancy.

Upon arrival, Norwalk Engine 3 reported heavy smoke coming from the roof, with flames coming out the top of a large kitchen exhaust system.  The fire, located in the kitchen exhaust system, had extended into the floors and walls of the 2nd floor.  After extensive overhaul, the fire was extinguished in 60 minutes by a 2nd alarm assignment consisting of   4Engines, 2 Ladder Trucks, 1 Heavy Rescue, and the Deputy Chief totaling 29  personnel.

There are currently 2 occupants displaced by the fire. The restaurant/2nd floor apartment sustained moderate damage. There were no reported injuries to firefighters or civilians. The Norwalk Fire Marshal Division is investigating the cause of the fire.

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