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Passerby Notifies Elderly Residents of House Fire in Norwalk

By NORWALK FD, Correspondent | July 17, 2020 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 072120100

Norwalk, CT - At approximately 7:50 P.M. on July 17th, the Norwalk Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3 Toilsome Avenue.

Upon arrival, heavy smoke was found coming from the left side gable vent along the entire roof line, along with heavy fire coming out of the right side gable vent and heavy fire in the right rear corner of the structure. This fire extended into the structure.

One elderly occupant was home at the time of the fire and was evacuated prior to Fire Department arrival by a passerby who saw the fire at the rear of the structure and notified the fire department.

Fire was rapidly brought under control with four engine companies, one rescue company, two truck companies, and one command car, along with the assistant chief, Deputy Chief of Training/safety officer and Fire Marshal division on scene for the investigation.

The last units cleared the structure at 10:45 P.M. The house was deemed unfit for occupancy. The Norwalk Fire Marshal Division is 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.