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Stamford, CT – July 1, 2024 – At approximately 10:47 PM on July 1, 2024, the Stamford 911 Center received a report of smoke and visible flames on a porch at 35 West Broad Street, Mill River House, a five-story multi-family dwelling. The building has a unique “C” shaped layout.

Upon arrival, the first unit from the Stamford Fire Department observed no visible smoke or flames from the street. Further investigation revealed that a heater on the porch of apartment 312 had ignited, causing damage to the exterior wall and burning into an adjacent closet. The fire was located on a porch facing an interior courtyard, which initially obscured the smoke from view.

Electrical power to the affected apartment was promptly shut off at the panel. No water was required to extinguish the fire, which helped prevent additional property damage. The Stamford Police Department assisted with traffic control in the heavily trafficked area.

The incident was brought under control at 11:29 PM. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. The Stamford Fire Marshal's Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

For further information, please contact the Stamford Fire Department PIO listed below.


Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 24-06653
Incident Location: 35 West Broad Street
Incident Date: 2024-07-01 10:50:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief, PIO Philip Hayes
(203) 977-5600


Stamford Fire Department Responds to Fire Incident at Mill River House

Posted: July 2, 2024
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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