11 people evacuated after Norwalk house fire

The fire occurred at 2 Platt St.

The fire occurred at 2 Platt St. (8/23/16)

NORWALK - Eleven people were forced out of their homes Tuesday afternoon when a fire broke out in the attic of a multifamily home in Norwalk.

The fire occurred at 2 Platt St.

"When crews got here, there was smoke showing from the third floor," says Deputy Chief Todd Smith. "Shortly after arrival, fire broke out the windows and it turned out to be a fully involved third-floor fire."

A resident told News 12 that he was playing video games on the first floor when his sister smelled smoke. When they got to the attic, they saw a blanket covered in flames, and quickly got the rest of the people out of the house.

No residents or first responders were hurt as a result of the fire.

Residents say the Red Cross was contacted.

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