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Three Engines, a Truck Company, a Rescue Company and a Deputy Chief (Incident Commander) were dispatched to 1611 Washington Blvd for a report of an activated fire alarm.  Engine 5 was first to arrive on the scene of a three story townhouse condominium complex and initially saw no visible signs of smoke or fire.  On closer investigation,  crews noticed the windows seemed darker than what normally would be expected.  The crew quickly gained access to the unit and found a smoke condition.  A small fire  was quickly extinguished with a 1-3/4 inch hose line.  A search of the unit found a dog on the third floor suffering from smoke inhalation.  The dog was removed from the building and provided Oxygen by firefighters.  Overhaul and ventilation of the unit was performed by crews on scene. The fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Marshals.

Stamford Advocate Article On the Fire:
http://blog.ctnews.com/stamford411/2015/01/30/pet-dog-saved-in-stamford-condo-fire/

Photographs by Retired Firefighter Richard Gillespie

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1/29/2015 – Stamford Firefighters Rescue Dog From Condo Fire

Posted: January 30, 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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