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Posted on: May 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] The City of Norwalk Identifies the 7-year-old Girl who Tragically Died in a House Fire on Saturday

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 16, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that the 7-year-old girl who tragically died early Saturday, May 14, after succumbing to her injuries from a house fire on Nelson Avenue has been identified as Summer Fawcett. 

Summer Fawcett was born on May 8, 2015, and is the daughter of Blair and Lindsay Fawcett. Summer attended Cranbury Elementary School and had also attended Tracey Magnet School. 

On Saturday, Norwalk Superintendent Dr. Alexandra Estrella activated Norwalk Public Schools’ network of school counselors and other staff members to prepare to meet the needs of students and educators grieving due to this tremendous loss. This morning, Mayor Rilling met with staff members of Cranbury Elementary School to offer them support in any way they need.

“This is an unimaginable nightmare,” said Mayor Rilling. “My heart goes out to the parents of Summer Fawcett, Blair and Lindsay Fawcett, as they mourn the inconceivable loss of their seven-year-old daughter. This family is known among many in our community for their kindness and loving nature, and I hope they know that the City and the entire community are here for whatever they may need. Anyone in our community who may also need support should know that they are not alone, particularly the students, families and faculty at Cranbury Elementary School, where Summer was attending first grade. Superintendent Dr. Alexandra Estrella has activated our network of school counselors and other staff members to make sure all students have the resources they need, beginning today, as they cope with this tremendous loss.”



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