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Huge Fire Rages At Norwalk Condo Complex

Firefighters battle a raging fire at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening.
Firefighters battle a raging fire at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Bybel
A large fire burns in a condo building at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk late Monday afternoon. Eric Hansen captured this photo from his nearby office at 40 Richards Ave.
A large fire burns in a condo building at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk late Monday afternoon. Eric Hansen captured this photo from his nearby office at 40 Richards Ave. Photo Credit: Eric Hansen
Firefighters from Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien and Stamford battle a raging blaze at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening.
Firefighters from Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien and Stamford battle a raging blaze at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Bybel
Norwalk crews battle a fire at a condo complex on Richards Avenue
Norwalk crews battle a fire at a condo complex on Richards Avenue Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department
Flames shoot through the roof of the burning condo on Richards Avenue in Norwalk on Monday evening.
Flames shoot through the roof of the burning condo on Richards Avenue in Norwalk on Monday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Bybel
Fire crews battle a raging blaze at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening.
Fire crews battle a raging blaze at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Bybel
A large fire burns at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening.
A large fire burns at a condo complex at 100 Richards Ave. in Norwalk early Monday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Bybel
The fire continues to burn into the early evening in a condo building on Richards Avenue in Norwalk.
The fire continues to burn into the early evening in a condo building on Richards Avenue in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Michael Bybel
Fire crews attack the blaze from above in the condo building on Richards Avenue in Norwalk on Monday evening.
Fire crews attack the blaze from above in the condo building on Richards Avenue in Norwalk on Monday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Bybel

NORWALK, Conn. — A large fire broke out at a condominium complex on Richards Avenue near Norwalk Community College late Monday afternoon.

Norwalk Police Lt. Paul Resnick tweeted that Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien and Stamford fire departments were on the scene battling the two-alarm fire at the complex, which is located at 100 Richards Ave.

NFD Command ordered firefighters to evacuate the structure, but all firefighters were accounted for and commencing their attack into the early evening, Resnick tweeted. Firefighters were also evacuating the adjacent condo complex.

According to The Hour, flames were coming out of the four-story building. By 5:20 p.m. flames flared up again after appearing to be under control. Firefighters were stretching hose lines from nearby hydrants, including one at a gas station on Connecticut Avenue, the Hour said.

No injuries have been reported.

Ladder and engine companies were at the scene, with some firefighters battling the blaze from above. The fire appeared to be burning on the upper floors of the four-story building and shooting through the roof.

Smoke could be seen for blocks, and flames were visible at the scene.

Fairfield, Westport, New Canaan fire departments were manning the Norwalk fire stations while the city's firefighters were on scene at the blaze.

Richards Avenue and Route 1 are closed to traffic while firefighters battle the blaze, according to the Hour.

Fire crews from Fairfield, Westport and New Canaan were covering the Norwalk Fire Stations to provide coverage for the city.

Click here to read the Hour story.

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