Two Stamford Homes Burn in Nighttime Fires

Striking the Turn of River and Glenbrook Neighborhoods

(Stamford, CT. May 5, 2020) Fires broke out in two Stamford homes during the overnight with one resulting in an injured resident. 

The first fire broke out at 1:18 am when neighbors called 9-1-1 reporting a large fire in the area of Blackwood Lane in the Turn of River area of the city. police located a fire burning through the roof of the structure located at 81 Blackwood Lane. Upon arrival city firefighters found a two and a half story wood frame home fully involved in fire. It was reported that the home had been unoccupied for approximately five months. The fire was attacked from the exterior with multiple hoselines with water being pumped from a hydrant located on High Ridge Road. Five tankers were also called to the scene from the Long Ridge Fire Company, Turn of River FD, New Canaan DC, Pound Ridge FD, and Banksville FD. The fire was declared under control at 3:00 am. A total of Seven engine companies (including two from Turn of River FD.), one truck company, the heavy rescue company, five tankers, the on-duty command vehicle, and numerous support vehicles responded with a total of fifty three career and volunteer firefighters. Stamford Police was on scene providing traffic control and Stamford EMS stoodby. There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Marshal's Office. As of this writing one engine company remains on the scene for fire watch.

The night's second blaze broke out at 4:59 am at 61 Colonial Road when an occupnat reported smoke in the house. Upon arrival city firefighters found a kitchen fire in a two and a half story multiple dwelling. Multiple hoselines were stretched and the building was searched for trapped occupants, with none being found. The fire in the kitchen was knocked down by 5:13 am. Firefighters found that the fire extended to the second and third floors through wall spaces and stopped the fire before it could take hold of those areas. The fire was declared under control at 6:01 am. One occupant was treated for injuries by Stamford EMS and transported to Stamford Hospital for treatment. A total of five engine companies, one truck company (from the Belltown Fire Department), the heavy rescue company, the on-duty command vehicle, and several support vehicles responded with a total of 42 career and volunteer firefighters.  Stamford Police were on scene for traffic control and Stamford EMS stoodby. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Marshal's Office. A total of three occupants were displaced and were being relocated by the Red Cross. The final fire company left the scene at 7:20 am.

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 20-3264 and 3265
Incident Location: 81 Blackwood Lane and 61 Colonial Rioad, Stamford, Connecticut
Incident Date: 2020-05-05 01:18:00.0

CONTACT INFO:

Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Tripodi
(203) 977-5600

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