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Norwalk FD Responds to Electrical Fire at Power Sub-Station

By Norwalk FD, Correspondent | August 24, 2020 | CONNECTICUT

Story No. 082520101

The Norwalk Fire Department responded to an electrical fire at the New Cannan Avenue power sub-station, at 7:36 P.M., Monday evening, August 24th. Upon the fire departments arrival heavy fire was visible from an elevated switch gear cabinet, that controls a 13,800 volt transmission line. Eversource technicians were on scene immediately to start the process of shutting down the adjacent gear switches, so the firefighters could safely operate and extinguish the fire.

Firefighters initially used dry chemical extinguishers to knock down the fire, then a CO2 extinguisher to cool the equipment. Once the fire was extinguished Eversourse employees then started to restore the power, that was shut down for firefighting. 2 Engines, a Truck and Command Car responded to the scene.

Firefighters cleared the scene by 8:30pm.

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