NORWALK, Conn. – Tragedy was averted early Monday thanks to the actions of a night-owl, Norwalk Fire Department Deputy Chief Ed Prescott said.
The owner of a Broad River home smelled smoke and called 911 at about 1:47 a.m., Prescott said. Firefighters quickly found fire burning in the wall of the den at the back of the home, located at 11 Cliffview Drive. They cut open the wall and floor in the corner of the room to put out the fire.
“Fortunately the owner was awake and called 911, when he smelled smoke in the house,” Prescott said in a press release. “Had the family been asleep or if there was delay in calling firefighters, the outcome could have been a lot worse.”
The fire was contained to the den and only a light odor of smoke was noticeable in the house, Prescott said. The family of three (husband, wife and adult son) bought the home last October.
The last fire apparatus cleared the scene at 3:10 a.m. Fire Inspector Luca Feola is investigating the cause of the fire and remained on scene until 4 a.m.
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