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At 21:19 on Saturday, May 18, 2024, Stamford Fire Department responded to 77 Prospect Street for a report of smoke in the lobby.  Upon arrival at 21:23, Firefighters found a floor sanding machine on fire in a first floor apartment.  The fire was quickly extinguished by the FD using portable extinguishers.  However, the fire generated a significant amount of smoke that moved into the first floor hallway and lobby area as residents were evacuating the 12 story, 140 unit apartment buiding.  Firefighters treated 2 residents for medical issues related to the evacuation and smoke condition. The fire was declared under control at 21:34.  Stamford EMS transported the 2 patients to Stamford Hospital for further evaluation.  Due to the size and occupancy of the building a second alarm response from the Stamford FD brought a total of 43 firefighters with 6 Engines, 2 Ladder Trucks, a Heavy Rescue, one Deputy Chief and a Safety Officer to the scene.  Stamford EMS responded with a Paramedic Supervisor and 3 Ambulances.  Stamford PD shut down Prospect Street for the duration of the incident.  The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation by the Stamford Fire Marshal’s Division.


Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 24-04912
Incident Location: 77 Prospect Street
Incident Date: 2024-05-18 21:19:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Paul Newman
(203) 977-5600


Small fire in Stamford residential high rise causes building evacuation

Posted: May 19, 2024
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