NORWALK, Conn. – A 50-year-old Norwalk woman required treatment for minor smoke inhalation at Norwalk Hospital early Tuesday following a fire in her Nash Place home, Norwalk fire officials said.
The first floor fire was contained to the floor in front of a wood burning stove located just off the living room, according to Deputy Fire Chief Edward Prescott, but the cause of the blaze is still being investigated. The fire was reported at about 1:40 a.m., and firefighters saw smoke billowing through a window upon arrival.
Firefighters quickly put out the fire but had to cut into the floor “to ensure the fire was completely extinguished,” said Prescott in a statement.
Twenty-four firefighters were involved in the call, and members of the Westport Fire Department assisted Norwalk by temporarily covering the city’s Westport Avenue fire station.