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The resident of the apartment was onboard a Metro North train when she received an alert from her home cameras and could see a fire burning inside.


STAMFORD, CT (January 9, 2024) – At 1:33 PM, Stamford firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at an apartment building at 639 Summer Street in downtown Stamford. A resident from the building called 911 while onboard a Metro North train to report that she received an alert on her phone from her interior security cameras and was able to see smoke and a fire burning inside her apartment.

The first-arriving fire company from the nearby Woodside Fire Station arrived at the scene in less than three minutes and proceeded to the third floor of the apartment building to investigate. 

Firefighters were able to smell smoke outside of the apartment and forced entry to gain access. Once inside, firefighters found a fire burning in the kitchen and hallway area.

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 5 Engine Companies, 1 Truck Company, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, and the Shift Commander operated at the scene with a total of 28 career personnel.

There were no injuries to firefighters working at the scene.

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

The Stamford Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire. Damage is estimated at $25,000.

Photo(s) below (Credit to “Stamford Fire Department Photo“):

Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 24-00263
Incident Location: 639 Summer Street
Incident Date: 2024-01-09 13:33:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Matt Palmer
(203) 977-5600


Security Camera Alerts Resident to Apartment Fire in Downtown Stamford

Posted: January 9, 2024
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