Two people, a mother and her 11-year-old child, were evaluated by Norwalk Hospital paramedics at the scene following the 9:15 a.m. fire, but they declined a trip to the hospital.
The fire, which broke out in the master bedroom of the two-bedroom apartment, was largely held in check by the unit’s sprinkler system, but firefighters doused the remaining flames. Additionally, firefighters diverted the sprinkler water out an apartment window to limit damage to the unit.
Residents of the building temporarily were evacuated, but were allowed back in by 10:30 a.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by Norwalk Fire Inspectors David Burrows and Dale Roos.