Fire Breaks Out in Two Family Home in Cove Area

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Blaze.

At 9:08 PM, The City of Stamford Combined 911 Center received a report of a dryer on fire inside the house at 136 Houston Terrace. Three engines, a Truck Company, a Rescue Company, an Incident Commander, and a Rapid Intervention Team were dispatched and responded.  

Engine 6 from the Glenbrook Fire Station was the first unit to arrive on the scene and found flames pushing out the front door of the two-family house. Two hose lines were stretched from the Engine to attack the fire. A large diameter feed line was stretched from a nearby hydrant to Engine 6 in-case an extended water supply was needed.

The Truck company and other crews worked to ventilate the structure of smoke while the Engine crew worked to extinguish the fire.  The fire was declared under control at 9:35 PM by the Incident Commander.  Overhaul continued for another 30 minutes or so to assure the fire was completely extinguished.  Eversource was requested to the scene to disconnect the power to the house.

The fire caused significant fire, water and smoke damage to one of the two residential units.  Two families were displaced by the fire, but there were no reported civilian or fire department injuries. 
 
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Department Fire Marshals Office.

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Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 20-08169
Incident Location: 136 Houston Terrace, Apartment A
Incident Date: 2020-10-11 21:10:00.0

CONTACT INFO:

Fire Captain Philip Hayes
(203) 977-5600

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Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.

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