Multiple Alarm Fire Strikes Downtown Apartment Building

(Stamford, CT March 2, 2020) At 2:58 pm the city 9-1-1 ceneter received calls reporting a possible fire in the ceiling at the Parcgrove Apartments located at 180 Broad Street. The building is a four story lightweight wood frame apartment building that covers half of a city block. City firefighters responded and found significant fire in the third floor walls and ceilings. The fire was rapidly spreading to upper floors and the attic as well as laterally into neighboring apartments. Second and third alarms were immediately transmitted while firefighters began agressively opening walls and ceilings to attack the fire in multiple locations. Additional alarms brought the enitre on duty career Stamford Fire Department to the scene with nine engines, three trucks, the heavy rescue company, the duty deputy chief, and numerous support personnel with a total of 60 firefighters. Three aerial ladders were raised to the roof in several locations to ventilate the roof and prepare for the fire spreading down the block. Pumpers supplied the building's sprinkler and standpipe system while firefighters on the interior stretched several handlines to eventually bring the fire under control at 4:14 pm. Fire damage was limited to three apartments on the third and fourth floors with water damaging involving several more. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the city fire marshal's office. Stamford Police provide traffic and scene control while Stamford EMS stoodby. There were no reported injuries. Downtown city fire stations were covered by mutual aid companies from both Norwalk and Greenwich fire departments while the city's volunteer fire companies mobilized to protect the northern neighborhoods. The final fire company left the scene at 6:05 pm.

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Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 20-1813
Incident Location: 180 Broad Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Incident Date: 2020-03-02 14:58:00.0

CONTACT INFO:

Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Tripodi
(203) 977-5600

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