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STAMFORD, CT (September 29, 2022) – At 05:00 AM, Stamford firefighters were dispatched to multiple reports of a structure fire on Fairfield Avenue on the West Side of Stamford. Firefighters from the West Side Fire Station, located one block away from the fire arrived on location in less than one minute.

Firefighters found a large volume of fire that had already extended to all three floors and attic space of the multi-family residence. In addition, the radiant heat from the fire was damaging two adjacent multi-family residences. Due to the volume of fire and type of structures involved, a second alarm was ordered by the first-arriving fire companies.

Firefighters immediately deployed large diameter hose lines and were able to quickly contain most of the visible fire in the area of origin. Additional arriving fire companies worked with several hose lines to control fire that was extending up a rear interior staircase and involving all levels of the structure.

A total of 6 Engine Companies, 2 Truck Companies, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, the Shift Commander, and numerous support units operated at the scene with a total of 45 personnel.

The fire was contained within the initial 20 minutes of operations and placed under control within 35 minutes of the initial arrival.

One firefighter sustained a minor injury at the scene, but was not transported by ambulance.

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

The Stamford Fire Marshal's Office, the Connecticut State Police Fire Marshal's Office, and the Stamford Police Department are investigation the cause and origin of the fire. 

“This was a fast-moving fire that involved the entire rear of a large multi-family home in the very early morning hours. If it were not for the immediate actions of the first-arriving firefighters from the West Side Fire Station, this fire would have quickly extended to several adjacent structures and placed numerous additional lives at risk.”

– Deputy Chief Matt Palmer

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Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 22-09306
Incident Location: 22 Fairfield Avenue
Incident Date: 2022-09-29 05:00:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Palmer
(203) 977-5600


Two Alarm Fire on West Side Quickly Contained by Stamford Firefighters

Posted: September 29, 2022
About the Author: Deputy Chief Matt Palmer
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