Community comes together after fire destroys family's home
A community is coming together to help a Norwalk family left homeless by a fire.
The flames broke out Friday evening on High Street. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames, but the damage was already done. The first floor was completely gutted and there was significant heat and smoke damage to the second floor.
Fire officials have since deemed the residence unsafe for living.
Edna Ornelas-Ubaldo lived in the house for the past three to four years with her mother, three sisters, niece and their dog. They are all OK.
Friends have started a GoFundMe page for the family, and Ornelas-Ubaldo says that support is helping them remain hopeful for the future.
Ornelas-Ubaldo says her family is currently split up and staying with multiple relatives in Bridgeport.
The fire marshal says the cause of the blaze was electrical.