When will people learn? I know, rhetorical question.

I live in a condo. We've been there for years and while there has never been a fire in our immediate section, there have been incidents in the complex overall. It often makes you think about how other people's actions can affect your home. Such is the case for many people after Monday's fire in Norwalk, Connecticut.

According to thehour.com, investigators have come to a conclusion in what they believe caused the recent massive condominium fire in Norwalk. The fire, which displaced residents from 54 units, appears to have started on a third floor deck of a unit at the StoneWood Condominiums. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the fire, but some owners have pets that are missing.

The cause? Investigators believe careless, accidental disposal of smoking materials started the blaze.

At this point, all 54 of the units are inhabitable.

If you'd like to lend a hand, here's the info you need. You can help by making cash or gift card donations to the Norwalk Fire Victims Fund. Donations can be mailed to the Norwalk Fire Department, Fire Victim’s Fund, 121 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk CT 06854.

For more information or questions about the Fire Victims Fund, you can call the Office of Emergency Management at 203-854-0238.

Losing your home and belongings is always devastating, but more so in the cold weather and holiday season. Prayers to all those residents involved.

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