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'Extensive' damage in Concord Court apartment

Cary Ashby • Oct 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM

The cause of a Norwalk apartment fire Saturday night remains under investigation.

Firefighters responded to 126 Concord Court at 9:32 p.m. and had the fire under control in five minutes.

“The guys did a real quick stop on it. The attack team did a good job on it,” said Capt. Dan Hunt, of the Norwalk Fire Department.

Upon arrival, there was smoking coming through the entrance to the apartment “we could see fire in one of the rooms,” Hunt said. The fire captain also said the blaze started in that same room, a bedroom, and caused heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the rest of the residence, but there is nothing suspicious.

“I would say the damage is extensive. The whole apartment will have to be redone,” Hunt added. “The contents were a total loss for the occupant.”

Upon arrival, police advised firefighters that “everyone was out and the adjacent apartments had also been evacuated,” according to the report.

“They (police officers) had all that taken care of by the time I pulled up, which makes my job so much easier. That way I can just focus on the fire,” Hunt said.

Thirteen firefighters arrived in two pumpers, a ladder and the chief’s vehicle. Hunt said while there was extensive damage to the apartment where the fire started, it didn’t impact the neighboring units.

“They were able to get back in their apartments,” he added.

The crew left the scene at 11:09 p.m., nearly one hour and 40 minutes after arriving.

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