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Norwalk fire smoldering through the night

Norwalk firefighters work at the scene of a fire Wednesday afternoon, Note the name of the boat in the background. (Contributed photo.)

By Nancy Guenther Chapman

NORWALK, Conn. – A Wednesday afternoon fire in a Norwalk factory is proving to be difficult to entirely extinguish due to sawdust in the rafters, Norwalk Dep. Fire Chief Steven Shay said.

The 12:25 p.m. fire at D’Orio Custom Woodworks, located at 302 Wilson Avenue, started in a device that collects sawdust, Shay said. The wall behind the collector caught fire and the surrounding machinery was burned.

It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control, Shay said. Fire crews were summoned back to the scene after dark, as sparks had gotten into the abundant sawdust high up in the metal truss structure of the building, Shay said. The smoldering fire was noticed by cleaning personnel, Shay said.

“Someone is going to watch it all night just in case,” Shay said.

 

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