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1 Richlee Rd 8/19/2019
Updated On: Jan 02, 2020

Press Release

August 19, 2019

The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a reported lightning strike to a home, at 1 Richlee Road, Monday at 4:50 pm. While responding, the call was upgraded to a working structure fire, with the occupant leaving the home with his 2 dogs. Upon arrival at the split level ranch style home, heavy fire was engulfing the rear corner and had worked its way into the interior, of the home.

Firefighters made entry through the front door to fight the fire that had engulfed the kitchen, dining room and living room. At the same time Firefighters contended with a 120 gallon propane tank against the rear of the home, that was blowing off pressure with a 40’ fireball. Fire crews cooled the propane tank to prevent a failure, until the contents were completely expelled through the relief valve.

One firefighter was injured when sections of the ceiling fell on him knocking him temporarily unconscious. Firefighters that were in the immediate area helped remove the firefighter out of the home. He was later transported to Norwalk Hospital by Paramedics, that responded to the scene. The Firefighter was undergoing tests and was in good spirits, at Norwalk Hospital.

The fire was placed under control at 5:25 pm with firefighters leaving the scene by 7:00pm. The Red Cross responded and made arrangements for the 2 adult occupants of the home along with their 2 dogs and cat that was found by firefighters in a downstairs laundry room unharmed. The house was posted unfit for occupancy and Fire Inspector Kosmas Kalmanidis is investigating the exact cause of the blaze.

Deputy Chief Edward Prescott

121 Connecticut Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06851

w- 203-854-0242

c-203-856-0036


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