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03/19/2021 1 Orchard Hill Ct
Updated On: Jan 19, 2022

Norwalk Fire Department

Press Release

March 19,2021

The Norwalk Fire Department responded to fire in a single family home, at 1 Orchard Hill Court, at 3:08 pm today. A neighbor had called 911, after noticing heavy smoke coming from the home. Upon arrival Firefighters stretched hose lines to the first and second floors extinguishing a bulk of the fire in the kitchen and bedroom. When a portion of the 2nd floor bedrooms floor collapsed a 2nd alarm was transmitted, bringing 2 additional Engines to the scene and having Westport and New Canaan cover Westport Avenue and New Canaan Avenue stations. The fire had burned away 3 floor joists in-between the floors, causing the collapse. When all personnel were accounted for the fire was placed under control at 3:45 pm.  Firefighters and investigators remained on scene till 5:30 pm.

The family was not home at the time of the fire and will be staying with relatives, as the house is unfit for occupancy. 29 Firefighters responded, with 4 Engines, 2 Trucks a Rescue and Command Car. The cause of the fire is under investigation, by Deputy Fire Marshal Kirk McDonald and Fire Inspector Bryan Scully.

Deputy Chief Edward Prescott

121 Connecticut Avenue

Norwalk, CT 06851

w- 203-854-0242

c-203-856-0036


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