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(Stamford, CT) – At 1:21 PM Stamford Firefighters were dispatched to a report of “something on fire in the building” at 36 Hoyt Street.

Engine 5 and Rescue 1 from the Woodside firehouse arrived on scene in under 4 minutes to find smoke showing from the rear of the building on the first floor. A hose line was stretched and extinguished a fire that originated in a kitchen break room located in a dentist office on the first floor. Additional fire units advanced a second hose line to the second floor, inspected for fire extension, and ventilated smoke from the second floor and attic space.

Smoke and fire damage was contained to the room of fire origin, and two adjacent examination rooms. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

The first-alarm fire response consisted of 4 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Rescue Company, the Deputy Chief, and a Safety Officer for a total of 27 firefighters. The fire was declared under control in 20 minutes at 1:41 PM.

Stamford EMS and Stamford Police responded and provided assistance at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Marshal’s Office.

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 20-09300
Incident Location: 36 Hoyt Street
Incident Date: 2020-11-20 13:21:00.0


Deputy Chief Eric Lorenz
(203) 977-5600


Afternoon Fire in Dentist Office Quickly Contained

Posted: November 20, 2020
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
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 website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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