Fire Strikes Construction Site in Downtown Stamford

(Stamford, CT 10/2/19) A large fire broke out at the construction site along South State Street near Atlantic Street late Wednesday night. A fire broke out in the rubber concrete forms being used to construct the new retaining walls along the roadway. Flames shot into the night sky while the 9-1-1 center received numerous calls reporting the incident at 10:32 PM. City firefighters responded and fought the fire using handlines and a aerial ladder pipe. The fire extended to a mobile light unit destroying it but was contained from that point. One Metro North railroad track, which was adjacent to the fire, was shut down while the fire was being brought under control. The fire was brought under control by 10:59 PM. The city fire marshal's office has determined the cause of the fire to be sparks, resulting from a metal cutting torch, igniting the rubber form liners of the concrete formwork. A total of four engines, one truck, the heavy rescue, and on duty deputy chief responded with 27 firefighters. There were no reported injuries. Stamford and MTA Police were on scene as well as Metro North Railroad officials. The final fire company left the scen at 11:58 PM.

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 19-8531
Incident Location: South State Street @ Atlantic Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Incident Date: 2019-10-02 22:32:00.0

CONTACT INFO:

Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Tripodi
(203) 977-5600

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