NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk family was displaced Thursday afternoon when their home was badly damaged by fire. Two people who were home when the fire started escaped without injury, according to Norwalk Fire Department Assistant Chief Laurence Reilly. Their pets, a ferret and a dog, also got out safely, according to witnesses.
The fire at 20 Arbor Drive began between 2 and 3 p.m. Reilly said the house was fully involved with fire when the firefighters arrived. The left side of the house, which included the kitchen and the living room, was heavily damaged. The rest of the home suffered heavy smoke damage but will become inhabitable again. "It will definitely be able to be rebuilt," he said.
Reilly said there were other occupants who had not been home, but he did not have details and he did not know what started the fire. Family members declined to comment.
Six trucks responded to the scene. The Daily Norwalk will update this story when more details become available.
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