NORWALK - A fire sparked outside a home in Norwalk Saturday afternoon, prompting the residents to evacuate.

Firefighters say a garbage can outside the house caught fire at around 3:30 p.m. The home sustained damage to its front.

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The fire chief says the thick smoke made it difficult for residents to get out. He says that since they could not exit through the front door, they left through a second-floor window and were found on the porch when emergency crews arrived.

No injuries were reported and there is no word on what caused the fire.