NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:
The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a structure fire today at 12:17pm, at 67 Fair Street. The cities combined communications center received a 911 call, saying there was smoke coming from a white house at the corner of Tindall Avenue and Fair Street. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke pouring from the 2nd floor windows of the 2 story home. An initial report from a bystander was that he could hear someone inside banging on the window of the 2nd floor. That report fortunately turned out to be wrong, but prior to FD arrival he did escort the 1st floor occupant out of the home. Firefighters searched the home as hose lines were being advanced, locating 2 occupants in a basement apartment and quickly bringing the fire quickly under control.
At press time a total of 8 occupants were being relocated by the American Red Cross. The structure was posted unfit for occupancy and the cause of the blaze was under investigation by Deputy Fire Marshal Kirk McDonald. 29 Firefighters responded to the fire with 4 Engines, 2 Trucks a Rescue and Command Car.
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