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Tuesday, November 12 News

Crews put out fire at vacant Norwalk home

NORWALK — Nearly three-dozen firefighters fought to extinguish a fire that engulfed a two story home on Ravenwood Road Saturday night.

Fire crews from Norwalk arrived at the blaze around 8:45 p.m., where the found the fire had already gone through the ranch home’s roof, the department said in a press release posted to its official Facebook page.

Emergency personnel were able to enter the burning home through the garage, and searched for occupants “before concerns of collapsing roof structure caused evacuation of the building to be ordered,” the department said.

Police closed off Ravenwood Road and later part of West Norwalk Road while fire crews went to work fighting the blaze. Crews from Eversource arrived and cut power to the home.

Crews worked to extinguish the fire from outside the home, putting the bulk of it out by 9:30 p.m. Once the fire was out, a second search confirmed no one was in the home at the time of the fire, the department said.

One resident who was not at home at the time of the fire was displaced, and authorities reached out to the Red Cross to help him. A second man who also lived in the Ravenwood Road home was out of state when the fire occurred.

About 35 firefighters, a rescue company, four engine companies, two ladder companies, and two chief vehicles were needed to contain the blaze, according to the Norwalk Fire Department. Tankers trucks were also called in from New Canaan and Darien for mutual aide.

Officials said no fire department personnel were injured putting the fire out.

Authorities say the cause of the blaze is still under investigation by the city fire marshal. The state police fire investigation unit was notified, and is helping find the cause of the fire, authorities said.

Staff writer Tara O’Neil contributed to this story.

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