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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