Wind-Driven Brush Fire Causes House Fire

(Stamford, CT) – At 6:13 pm the Stamford Fire Department responded to 137 Big Oak Road for a 9-1-1 call from the homeowner reporting a brush fire on the property in close proximity to the house. Upon arrival, Engine 9 found a fully involved storage shed fire with fire extending into the attached garage.

The fire was controlled in approximately 45 minutes using two hose lines, and firefighters successfully prevented the fire from extending into the residence. Water supply was established using tankers from the Turn of River fire department, and Long Ridge fire department as there were no hydrants in the neighborhood. Mutual aid tankers from the Pound Ridge, New Canaan, and Banksville fire departments were requested as back-up, but returned.

Approximately 50 career and volunteer firefighters responded to the fire from the Turn of River, Belltown, Long Ridge, and City fire departments. Stamford EMS provided an ambulance for stand-by, and Stamford police responded for traffic control.

One firefighter was evaluated on scene for a minor injury, and there were no civilian injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Marshal’s office.

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 20-02734
Incident Location: 137 Big Oak Road
Incident Date: 2020-04-10 18:13:00.0

CONTACT INFO:

Deputy Chief Eric Lorenz
(203) 977-5600

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