Norwalk Fire Department Extinguishes Basement Fire

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Norwalk firefighters respond to a basement fire at a two-family home on Reservoir Avenue.
Norwalk firefighters respond to a basement fire at a two-family home on Reservoir Avenue. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department
The residents of the home on Reservoir Avenue were able to get out after smelling smoke, fire officials said.
The residents of the home on Reservoir Avenue were able to get out after smelling smoke, fire officials said. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department
The Reservoir Avenue home in Norwalk sustained heavy heat and fire damage and has been deemed unfit for occupancy.
The Reservoir Avenue home in Norwalk sustained heavy heat and fire damage and has been deemed unfit for occupancy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Norwalk Fire Department

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Fire Department quickly extinguished a basement fire at a Reservoir Avenue home early Monday morning.

Firefighters responded to the two-story, two-family home at 18 Reservoir Ave. at 12:47 a.m. There was heavy smoke coming from the rear of the home as firefighters arrived, according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The  firefighters extinguished the blaze before searching the home.

Fire officials said the owner of the home, who lives on the first floor, was awakened by the second-floor tenants, who smelled smoke, and evacuated.

Due to fire and heat damage to the water pipes and electrical wiring, the home was declared unfit for occupancy. The owner will be staying with a neighbor while the two second-floor occupants will be staying with relatives, fire officials said.

A total of 24 firefighters responded to the scene with three engines. Fire Inspector Luca Feola is investigating the cause of the blaze. 

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One look at the picture says it all. The firefighters working while the police stand and do ZERO as usual