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Thursday, August 17 Local

Norwalk: Fire leaves 8 homeless

NORWALK — A fire in a house on Fair Street has left about eight people homeless.

The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a structure fire Saturday at 12:17 p.m., to a multi-family home on the corner of Tindall Avenue and Fair Street.

Firefighters said that they found heavy smoke pouring from the second floor windows of the two-story home.

An a bystander said that he thought he heard someone inside banging on a window. That observation turned out to be wrong, but firefighters searched the home as hose lines were being advanced, locating two occupants in a basement apartment and quickly bringing the fire quickly under control.

Eight occupants were being relocated by the American Red Cross. The structure was posted unfit for occupancy by officials and the cause of the blaze was under investigation by Deputy Fire Marshal Kirk McDonald.

Twenty-nine firefighters responded to the blaze with four engines, two ladder trucks a rescue and command car.

John Burgeson|Staff Writer

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