NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a home this morning that caught fire where a bedridden woman was located.
Dispatch received a call at 11:22 am for a reported structure fire at 201 Ely Ave. Additional information on that call stated the living room was on fire and that an elderly woman was on the first floor inside. When the fire department arrived heavy smoke was showing at the front and right side of the two and a half story home. Norwalk Police were also assisting on scene to gain entry in the house.
Firefighters stretched hose lines to attack the fire while others entered the rear of the house to search for the female. The woman inside was located in a front first floor bedroom and was removed. CPR was administered on scene before Norwalk EMS paramedics arrived and care was transferred to them.
The fire was confined to the first floor, with heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the entire home. There were no other injuries reported. 36 Norwalk Fire Department personnel were on scene.
The fire is under investigation by the Norwalk Fire Marshal’s and the Connecticut State Fire Marshal’s offices.
The last report News 8 received about the female victim, was that she was in and out of cardiac arrest, listed in critical condition at a local hospital.