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(Stamford, CT 5/23/19) At 5:41 pm Stamford firefighters responded to a report of a house fire at 513 Fairfield Avenue. Upon arrival firefighters found a 2 1/2 story wood frame two-family duplex house with smoke coming from the second floor. The residents had evacuated and reported that a bedroom on the second floor was burning. Firefighters stretched a handline to the burning bedroom and quickly controlled the fire before it could spread throughout the building. Additional handlines were stretched to protect from fire extension into the attic space. The building was searched for victims and fire spread and neither were found. The fire was declared under control at 6:14 pm. Firefighters ventilated the home and spread covers to control water damage on the first floor. There was heavy fire damage to the one bedroom with moderate smoke and water damage throughout the rest of the home. There were working smoke detectors in the home. One occupant was injured during the evacuation and was assessed by Stamford EMS paramedics but refused to be transported to the hospital. The City Fire Marshal's Office responded to the scene and deternined that the cause of the fire was electrical in nature. Stamford Police were on scene to control traffic.A total of five engine companies, one truck company, the heavy rescue company, the on duty deputy chief, and several support units responded with a total of 38 firefighters. The final fire company left the scene at 7:53 pm.

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Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 19-4315
Incident Location: 513 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Incident Date: 2019-05-23 17:41:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Tripodi
(203) 977-5600


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