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One Firefighter Injured While Battling the Blaze


STAMFORD, CT (August 28, 2021) – At 09:50 PM, Stamford firefighters were alerted to a report of a house fire in the area of Reynolds Avenue and Austin Avenue.

4 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, and the Shift Commander initially responded with a total of 26 personnel. 

The first-arriving fire companies from the nearby Woodside Fire Station arrived on scene in less than four minutes and found a fire at the rear of the residence at 45 Reynolds Avenue. The fire involved the deck area and was spreading quickly up the rear of the home and into the attic space.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and firefighters had to force entry into the residence to immediately begin fire attack. Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire to the rear deck and attic area of the residence. 

Firefighters were also hampered by several inoperable fire hydrants and low water pressure in the neighborhood. Due to water supply concerns, a second alarm of fire apparatus, which included 2 tanker trucks responded to the scene.

Firefighters from the Belltown Fire Department also provided assistance at the fire scene. Tanker trucks from the Long Ridge Fire Department and Turn of River Fire Department stood-by in case required to assist with water supply.

The fire was placed under control within 30 minutes of the arrival of the first fire units.

One firefighter was injured during the course of fire extinguishment and was transported by Stamford Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) to Stamford Hospital for further evaluation. 

Additional scene support was provided by Stamford Emergency Medical Services, the Stamford Police Department and the Stamford Fire Department Mechanical Division Scene Support Unit.

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

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 21-7037
Incident Location: 45 Reynolds Avenue
Incident Date: 2021-08-28 22:50:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Palmer
(203) 977-5600



Posted: August 29, 2021
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