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Intense Norwalk Fire Displaces 15 People

Norwalk firefighters responded to a fire at a three-story multifamily home on Cove Avenue Monday night.
Norwalk firefighters responded to a fire at a three-story multifamily home on Cove Avenue Monday night. Photo Credit: Chris Sanders Richfield FF and Norwalk Paramedic
Norwalk fire officials said the Cove Avenue fire was very labor intensive to fight.
Norwalk fire officials said the Cove Avenue fire was very labor intensive to fight. Photo Credit: Chris Sanders Richfield FF and Norwalk Paramedic
A total of 31 fire personnel were on the scene to fight the Cove Avenue blaze.
A total of 31 fire personnel were on the scene to fight the Cove Avenue blaze. Photo Credit: Chris Sanders Richfield FF and Norwalk Paramedic
A total of 15 people were displaced by the fire at the multifamily home.
A total of 15 people were displaced by the fire at the multifamily home. Photo Credit: Chris Sanders Richfield FF and Norwalk Paramedic

NORWALK, Conn. -- An intense house fire Monday night on Cove Avenue has left 15 people homeless right before the holiday and injured one firefighter.

According to the Norwalk Fire Department, firefighters responding to a reported structure fire of a three-story residential multi-family arrived to find fire in the rear of the building.

Firefighters, along with the help from other fire companies, were able to quickly search for occupants and remove them to safety as they went to work dousing the fire that had traveled through walls and eventually to the roof, fire officials said.

According to fire officials, the it was a very labor intensive fire to fight.

The Red Cross responded to assist the 15 residents displaced by the fire with relocation.

Due to the intensity of the fire more than 31 firefighters and four engines, two ladder trucks, one rescue truck, and one command car responded. In addition Chief Reilly and Deputy Chief Ed Prescott, the safety officer were on scene.

One firefighter was transported to Norwalk Hospital with a knee injury then released. The fire is being investigated by Fire Marshal Chris Hansen and Inspector Kirk McDonald.

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