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State Investigating 'Suspicious' Norwalk Fire

NORWALK, Conn. – State fire marshals were called in Saturday to investigate a South Norwalk blaze with the help of a canine officer, Norwalk Police Sgt. Marc Lepore said. Lepore termed the fire "suspicious" and said the canine officer and dog would be looking for accelerants.

The fire at 105 South Main St. was reported at 1:20 a.m. Saturday. A witness said flames were coming out of all the first-floor windows when the Norwalk Fire Department arrived. Flames were shooting as high as 30 feet, he said, and were curling out of the building. The witness did not hear any smoke detectors going off.

All of the building's 10 occupants made it out safely. Lepore said he thought there were no pets involved. He would not say why the fire was thought to be suspicious.

All of Norwalk's firefighters on duty fought the blaze. Fire departments from Rowayton, Westport and New Canaan came in to cover the city.

Anyone who would like to assist those were displaced by the fire can donate gift cards to the fund by dropping them off or mailing them to the Norwalk Fire Department administrative office, 141 East Ave., Norwalk CT 06850.

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