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Fire Guts Norwalk House

NORWALK, Conn. — The living room and the kitchen were gutted in a fire on Arbor Drive last Thursday, according to Norwalk Fire Department Deputy Chief Gino Gatto. The two occupants of the home escaped uninjured with their dog before fire trucks arrived. Firefighters rescued the family's ferret.

Smoke was visible in the sky as firefighters responded to the 2:41 p.m. call. Upon arrival, firefighters found an intense blaze on the left side of the house, at 20 Arbor Drive. A screened-in porch was fully involved and the fire had spread, gutting the living room and kitchen. Heavy smoke damage also occurred down the hallway and into a far bedroom.

The occupants are now staying with family and friends.

The fire was under investigation by the fire marshal's division, who declined to return a phone call from The Daily Norwalk. Firefighters remained on scene until 5 p.m., assisting the family and fire investigators. Three engines, two trucks, one rescue vehicle and command car responded to the scene.

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