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Once again, fully operational smoke detectors become the true hero at an early morning fire in The Cove section of the city. At 3;20am this morning, the Stamford Fire Department responded with 4 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Rescue and an Incident Commander to 82 Warren Street for a report of smoke in the house. Engine 4, located on Shippan Ave. arrived within minutes of the initial dispatch to find heavy fire in the basement of the home. The heavy fire and restricted conditions found by the first arriving units made fighting this fire very difficult. An additional Engine was requested by the Incident Commander due to the amount of fire on arrival. All occupants had vacated the residence prior to the arrival of the fire department because of the early warning of working smoke detectors and there were no injuries. The fire was declared under control at 4:20am. Stamford Police and EMS were on scene and assisted the fire department during the incident. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

It’s that time of the year again! It is imperative to change the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors. It is highly recommended to change the batteries twice a year and ensure that the smoke detectors are functioning properly. “Change your clocks, change your batteries” is a great mnemonic to remember this life-saving action.

Incident Number: 16-09322
Incident Date: Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 3:20 AM
Incident Location: 82 Warren Street

Public Information Officer Michael Dragonetti [email protected]
Office Phone: 203-977-4763
Cell Phone: 914-403-5805

Official Photos: Credit Jon Tenca, Puckstopper Photography


Smoke Detectors Are The True Hero’s In Early Morning Fire

Posted: November 3, 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 website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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