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Firefighters were able to quickly contain a garage fire and prevent serious damage from occurring to adjacent building.


STAMFORD, CT (April 13, 2023) – At 10:06 PM, Stamford firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire in the area of 71 Henry Street in the South End of Stamford.

First-arriving fire units from the nearby South End Fire Station arrived at the scene in less than two minutes and found a detached garage on Lipton Place well-involved in fire and rapidly extending to the rear of a four-story apartment building at 71 Henry Street. 

Firefighters made an immediate attack on the fire from Henry Street and Lipton Place. Due to their efforts, the fire was mostly contained to the garage building with minimal damage to the adjacent apartment building. 

The fire was placed under control within 20 minutes of the initial arrival. Firefighters remained on scene for an additional hour performing overhaul and salvage duties.

A total of 4 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, and the Shift Commander operated at the scene with a total of 27 career personnel.

All occupants of the apartment building on Henry Street were safely evacuated.

There were no injuries to firefighters.

“The immediate actions of the first-arriving firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire and prevent significant damage to the rear of the apartment building on Henry Street.” ~ Deputy Chief Matt Palmer

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

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

PHOTOS (2) ATTACHED – **All photo credit used by media to: Stamford Fire Department Photo




Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 23-3294
Incident Location: 15 Lipton Place
Incident Date: 2023-04-13 22:06:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Palmer
(203) 977-5600


Structure Fire in the South End Quickly Contained by Stamford Firefighters

Posted: April 13, 2023
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