STAMFORD FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY EXTINGUISH LARGE BOAT FIRE

The 38 foot cabin cruiser was located at a private dock off of Dolphin Cove Quay

STAMFORD FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY EXTINGUISH LARGE BOAT FIRE

STAMFORD, CT (November 21, 2020) – At 12:09 PM, Stamford firefighters were alerted to a report of a large boat on fire near several residences in the Dolphin Cove neighborhood of Stamford. 3 Engine Companies, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Rescue Company, the Fire Boat, and the Shift Commander responded bringing a total of 22 fire personnel to the scene. 

Firefighters arrived on scene in less than four minutes and found a 38-foot cabin cruiser that was well-involved in fire and located at a dock behind 109 Dolphin Cove Quay. Fire personnel were able to quickly extinguish and contain the fire and prevent any environmental damage to the harbor.

There were no injuries to the occupants onboard the boat at the time of the fire or to firefighters operating at the scene.

Additional scene support was provided by Stamford Emergency Medical Services and the Stamford Police Department.

The Stamford Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of fire.

Firefighters were challenged with difficult access to the boat and made an aggressive attack that extinguished the fire within minutes. This was a large vessel with a significant volume of fire that was contained without damage to nearby homes or any environmental impact to the waterways. Kudos to the initial-arriving firefighters for their efforts to work so quickly and flawlessly.” – Deputy Chief Matt Palmer, Shift Commander