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Fast Spreading Fire in Condominium Complex Contained to Two Units

Stamford Firefighters were able to quickly contain a large fire that threatened an entire condominium complex on Southfield Avenue. Firefighters were initially dispatched to a brush fire outside of the building in the Waterside Green complex, located at 1 Southfield Avenue. First arriving fire companies found a rapidly spreading fire involving three floors and the attic of the building. Due to the size of the fire and building construction, a total of three alarms were required in order to bring an adequate number of resources to the scene.

Using 6 Engine Companies, 3 Truck Companies, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within one hour of arrival and contain the fire to two units within the large complex.

The Red Cross arrived at the scene and assisted the occupants of the two housing units affected by the fire. Stamford Emergency Medical Services and the Stamford Police Department also assisted at the scene.
The Stamford Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Photos credit:  Jon Tenca, Puckstopper Photography

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Media, please credit as follows: Jon Tenca, Puckstopper Photography

Incident Number: 16-8928
Incident Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Incident Location: 1 Southfield Avenue, Waterside Green Condominium

CONTACT:

Acting Deputy Chief Captain Matthew Palmer MPalmer@ci.stamford.ct.us
Office Phone: 203-977-5202
Cell Phone: 203-848-9119

3 Alarm Fire Quickly Contained by Stamford Fire Fighters

Posted: October 20, 2016
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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