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Firefighters Contain Rapidly Spreading Fire in Congested Neighborhood


STAMFORD, CT (March 14, 2021) – At 00:49 this morning, Stamford firefighters were alerted to a report of a house fire on Dryden Street on Stamford's West Side.

3 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, and the Shift Commander responded.

Firefighters from Stamford Fire Department Engine Co. 3 and Truck Co. 3 arrived on scene in less than two minutes and found a large volume of fire visible throughout the front of the structure. The fire was also extending to the roof line and attic areas of the multi-family house. 

Use large caliber hose streams firefighters were able to immediately extinguish visible areas of fire on the outside of the structure. Firefighters then mounted an aggressive interior attack, but were unable to access attic areas of the home due to fire conditions and structural integrity concerns.

A second alarm was struck at 01:09 hours, sending an additional Engine and Ladder Company to the scene.

Once the fire involved the attic and roof areas of the home, fire extinguishment was achieved through the use of ladder nozzles from two aerial ladder trucks. The main body of fire was extinguished within an hour of the initial arrival. 

Firefighters remained on the scene for several additional hours extinguishing remaining pockets of fire. 

A total of 44 fire personnel operated at the scene.

All occupants of the home were able to safely evacuate prior to the arrival of the first fire company.

There were no injuries to the occupants of the home or firefighters.

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 the fire.

2-Alarm Fire Overnight in West Side Multi-Family Home

Posted: March 15, 2021
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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