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A Box assignment of three Engines, a Truck Company, a Rescue Company and the Deputy Chief (Incident Commander) responded to a report of a possible structure fire, smoke on the second floor of a two story residential home on Shippan Point.  Engine 4 was first to arrive and observed embers shooting from the Chimney, indicating a chimney fire.  On further investigation, Engine 4 crew discovered that the chimney fire had extended into the walls surrounding the chimney.  A quick and aggressive offensive operation prevented the fire from destroying the house.  All companies were operating for about an hour before the Incident Commander declared the situation under control.  

Photographs by Frank Belfari
StamfordFirePix.com

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1/28/2015 – A Chimney Fire With Extension At 172 Fairview Ave. is Quickly Brought Under Control

Posted: January 29, 2015
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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