NORWALK, Conn. — A large fire broke out at a condominium complex on Richards Avenue near Norwalk Community College late Monday afternoon.
Norwalk Police Lt. Paul Resnick tweeted that Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien and Stamford fire departments were on the scene battling the two-alarm fire at the complex, which is located at 100 Richards Ave.
NFD Command ordered firefighters to evacuate the structure, but all firefighters were accounted for and commencing their attack into the early evening, Resnick tweeted. Firefighters were also evacuating the adjacent condo complex.
According to The Hour, flames were coming out of the four-story building. By 5:20 p.m. flames flared up again after appearing to be under control. Firefighters were stretching hose lines from nearby hydrants, including one at a gas station on Connecticut Avenue, the Hour said.
No injuries have been reported.
Ladder and engine companies were at the scene, with some firefighters battling the blaze from above. The fire appeared to be burning on the upper floors of the four-story building and shooting through the roof.
Smoke could be seen for blocks, and flames were visible at the scene.
Fairfield, Westport, New Canaan fire departments were manning the Norwalk fire stations while the city's firefighters were on scene at the blaze.
Richards Avenue and Route 1 are closed to traffic while firefighters battle the blaze, according to the Hour.
Fire crews from Fairfield, Westport and New Canaan were covering the Norwalk Fire Stations to provide coverage for the city.
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