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Conn. firefighters battle EV charging station fire in parking garage

Norwalk firefighters used multiple dry chemical extinguishers to put the fire out


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New Haven Register

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk firefighters responded to a fire at the SONO Collection Parking Garage, 100 N. Water St., Saturday morning on a report of an electrical vehicle charging station on fire inside the garage, officials said.

Firefighters responded to the garage at 7:38 a.m., Fire Department officials said in a release.

According to the release, the shift commander arrived to find smoke coming from an upper floor on the back side of the garage, and crews arriving on scene found an electric vehicle charging station fully involved. There were no vehicles in the parking garage, the release said, and power was cut off, the release said.

Firefighters used multiple dry chemical extinguishers to put out the fire, the release said. The blaze was extinguished in 10 minutes, it said. Thirty-three fire personnel were involved in the operation, according to fire officials.

The Norwalk Fire Marshal Division is investigating the cause of the fire, the release said.

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