NORWALK— Six apartments were damaged in a fire at a Monterey Place apartment complex Wednesday morning.

The fire reported shortly before 7:30 a.m., sent tenants living in the Norwalk Housing Authority building into the cold.

Assistant Fire Chief Steve Shay said the fire that started on the first floor, quickly through the 24-unit building.

Three of the six apartments affected by the fire were declared to be unfit for occupancy. The Red Cross is assisting the people displaced by the blaze.

Cold weather including a frozen fire hydrant appears to have complicated the response, according to dispatch reports.

No injuries were reported, police said.

The residents, who were displaced, were moved to a bus to get out of the frigid temperatures,

Fire spread through the three floors of the apartment complex.

Police closed portions of South Main Street, Woodward Avenue and Grove Street.

Some fire engines ran out of water, according to dispatch reports. Mutual aid has been requested from fire departments in nearby towns.

Another fire engine meant to be at the scene was taken out of service after it got involved in a fender-bender on East Avenue, according to dispatch reports.

With the temperature around 9 degrees, water from fire trucks is freezing quickly on the roads around the apartment complex. Fire officials have asked the Department of Public Works to assist in clearing or preventing ice.

Shortly after 8 a.m., the fire had been knocked down., according to Norwalk Police. No injuries have been reported. Traffic is still closed in the area around the complex.