(Stamford, CT) – At 02:37 am on Monday, January 1, 2024, the City of Stamford 911 Dispatch Center received multiple calls reporting an apartment fire in a multi-unit residence at 143 Columbus Place located in the Springdale area of Stamford.
Engine 7 from the Springdale Fire Station was first to arrive and found fire venting from the front door of the third-floor apartment.
Firefighters from several downtown stations and the Springdale Fire Department worked to quickly extinguish the fire and ventilate heavy smoke from the building by cutting the roof of the 3-story building.
The occupant of the fire apartment self-evacuated and was uninjured. Firefighters and Stamford Police Officers evacuated the remaining residents without incident.
The apartment where the fire originated was extensively damaged by fire, smoke, and water requiring the relocation of the occupant by the Red Cross. Two apartments below the fire received water damage.
The Stamford Fire Department response included 4 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Rescue Company, a Deputy Chief, as well as 2 Engines from the Springdale Fire Department for a total of approximately 35 firefighters and support staff.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Marshal’s Office.
No injuries to civilians or firefighters were reported.
Fire scene support was provided by the Stamford Police Department and Stamford EMS.
(Photos attached, credit: Stamford FD)
Incident Details (if applicable):
Incident Number: 24-00003
Incident Location: 143 Columbus Place
Incident Date: 2024-01-01 02:37:00.0
Deputy Chief Eric Lorenz