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Rapidly Deteriorating Weather Conditions Did Not Hamper Firefighter’s Efforts to Quickly Contain the Fire.
EARLY MORNING FIRE AT 66 TREAT AVENUE IN STAMFORD
STAMFORD, CT (February 1, 2021) – At 01:19 this morning, Stamford firefighters were alerted to a report of a house fire on Treat Avenue.
Firefighters from Stamford Fire Department Engine Co. 6 arrived on scene in less than four minutes and found a large volume of fire visible at the rear of the structure that was extending into the roofline and interior second floor and attic space. The fire also was impinging on at least two nearby homes and structures.
In addition, firefighters also encountered heavy snow conditions due to the incoming nor'easter and a frozen hydrant.
Despite the weather challenges, first-arriving firefighters immediately initiated fire suppression efforts and were able to contain the fire within 30 minutes. A total of 5 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, 1 Incident Command Unit and 34 fire personnel operated at the scene.
One firefighter was treated for a minor injury.
All occupants of the home were able to safely evacuate prior to the arrival of the first fire company.
Additional scene support was provided by the Belltown Fire Department, Stamford Emergency Medical Services and the Stamford Police Department.
The Stamford Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.