Norwalk—At 1:20am a call came in of a structure fire at 105 South Main Street. At 1:22am the first truck rolled up to the scene, confirmed a two and a half story structure fully involved on the first and second floor and called in a second alarm. Fire fighters made a rear entry for primary searches for victims. Three hoses were brought in to fight the blaze. By 1:36am fire officials confirm the bulk of the fire on the first floor had been knocked down and they were advancing further into the structure. At 1:44am fire department continued to battle the fire inside the walls on the front and right side of the structure. They opened walls and continued the three hose attack.
At 1:53am they confirmed that all occupants were out of the building and the landlord was on the scene. The front right side continued to give firefighters trouble now on the third floor; they opened three vent holes into the roof and then stripped the fascia off for line penetration. Power was secured by 2:24am but three fire lines were still attacking hot spots. New Canaan Fire provided mutual aid to Norwalk. At 2:55 the fire chief called the scene under control. Fire official suspect a damaged electrical service line is to blame. Additional tenants from apartments located behind the burned out building also had to be relocated when power was turned off.
There are sixteen residents displaced, the Red Cross expected to be on the scene approximately by 3:30am to help them find shelter.