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At 1811 hours, the Stamford Combined Dispatched Center began receiving calls of a structure fire at 37 Manhattan Street.  A one-alarm assignment consisting of three engines, a tower ladder, a rescue, a rapid intervention team and a shift commander was dispatched and arrived within minutes of the initial calls.  The first arriving firefighters reported heavy fire showing from the rear exterior of the vacant two-story commercial structure.  Several hose lines were quickly stretched, but the fire had already made its way inside the structure through various openings.

Due to the dilapidated condition of the building all fire companies were ordered to stay out of the building and to fight the fire from the outside.

A second alarm was sounded bringing an additional tower ladder and engine to the scene.   The two tower ladders and multiple handlines poured water on the fire from the exterior for about an hour before the Incident Commander declared the fire under control.  

Crews remained on the scene for several additional hours spraying water and overhauling a few hot spots that remained.

Additional fire support units including the Mechanical Division and a Safety Officer were also on location. Stamford EMS stood by the fire scene in case of any injuries.  There were none.  Stamford police were on the scene securing the area.  

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 22-03915
Incident Location: 37 Manhattan Street
Incident Date: 2022-04-30 18:10:00.0


Fire Captain, Public Information Officer Philip Hayes
(203) 977-5600


Two-Alarm Fire At Vacant Two-Story Commercial Structure on Stamford’s Southend

Posted: April 30, 2022
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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