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Stamford Man Found Dead Following House Fire Stamford Man Found Dead Following House Fire
Stamford Man Found Dead Following House Fire A man was found dead inside his home after a fire in Fairfield County. The blaze broke out in Stamford around 6:55 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at 48 Powel Place.  According to Stamford Police Capt. Tom Scanlon, after extinguishing the fire, Stamford firefighters discovered the homeowner, Mark Palmer, age 67, dead inside the house.  Scanlon said that the Stamford Fire Department Fire Marshal, Connecticut State Police Fire Investigators, and the Stamford Police Arson Unit responded to the scene and collaborated to assess any indications of foul play.  …
24-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Found In Submerged Car In Norwalk River 24-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Found In Submerged Car In Norwalk River
24-Year-Old ID'd As Victim Found In Submerged Car In Norwalk River A 24-year-old man has been identified as the person found in a submerged vehicle in the Norwalk River. Person Found Dead In Car Floating In Norwalk River Norwalk resident Aren Craft was found around 12:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8 after police, marine unit, fire, Stamford Fire Department rescue divers and EMS officials responded to the area of Moodys Lane for a car in the water. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, the car was immediately found in the submerged in the water. Police and firefighters began to tether the vehicle to secure its position. Stamford Fire Depart…
Ceiling Collapse Closes Section Of Stamford Train Station, 1 Injured Ceiling Collapse Closes Section Of Stamford Train Station, 1 Injured
Ceiling Collapse Closes Section Of Stamford Train Station, 1 Injured A portion of a suspended concrete ceiling over a stairway vestibule at the Stamford Train Station collapsed, sending riders scrambling to get out of the way. The incident took place around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 31 on the Station Place side of the station (Tracks 4 and 2) and the stairway between the platform and the lower concourse tunnel, said Stamford Deputy Fire Chief John Pritchard.  Stamford firefighters responded to the scene and determined that there was a partial ceiling collapse near an escalator that is currently being replaced by the Connecticut State Department of Transport…
Fatal Crash: 23-Year-Old Thrown From Vehicle In Stamford, Police Say Fatal Crash: 23-Year-Old Thrown From Vehicle In Stamford, Police Say
Fatal Crash: 23-Year-Old Thrown From Vehicle In Stamford, Police Say A 23-year-old Stamford man was killed after being thrown from his vehicle during a crash with a car. The incident took place in Stamford around 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 14 in the 1500 block of High Ridge Road. A preliminary investigation into the crash revealed that a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling southbound on High Ridge Road, said Sgt. Jeffrey Booth, of the Stamford Police. Booth said in the 1500 block of High Ridge Road, the motorcycle appears to have crossed the centerline of the roadway, into the northbound lane and collided with the front end of a 2014 Honda Acc…
1,200-Pound Horse Stuck Under Fence Rescued By Firefighters In Stamford 1,200-Pound Horse Stuck Under Fence Rescued By Firefighters In Stamford
1,200-Pound Horse Stuck Under Fence Rescued By Firefighters In Stamford Firefighters in Fairfield County rescued a 1,200-pound horse who was stuck under a fence. Stamford firefighters responded to June Road around 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26 to a stable in the rear of the property where a 20-year-old horse named Tex was down and partially stuck under a fence, said Captain Philip Hayes, of the Stamford Fire Department.  Engine Co. 9 arrived on the scene and found a 20-year-old male horse lying on his side. The horse was severely fatigued and partially stuck under the side of an adjacent split-rail fence used to form a paddock. Due to the unique natur…
Red Cross Helping Family Of 6 Following Stamford House Fire Red Cross Helping Family Of 6 Following Stamford House Fire
Red Cross Helping Family Of 6 Following Stamford House Fire A family of six was left homeless after an early-morning fire devasted their Fairfield County home. The blaze broke out in Stamford around 2:20 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 49 Brooklawn Ave. First-arriving firefighters from the Glenbrook fire station arrived at the scene in less than three minutes and found a fire extending from the garage at the rear of the house and into the attic area, said Stamford Fire Department Deputy Chief Matt Palmer. Firefighters made an immediate attack on areas of fire involving the garage and second floor of the residence and were able to place the fire under c…
2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multifamily Residence In Stamford 2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multifamily Residence In Stamford
2-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Multifamily Residence In Stamford An early-morning fire broke out at a multifamily residence in Fairfield County. Firefighters received reports of the blaze in Stamford on Fairfield Avenue at about 5 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. When authorities arrived at the scene, they found a large fire that extended from all three floors to an attic of the residence,  the Stamford Fire Department said. The heat from the fire was also damaging two adjacent multifamily homes, the fire department reported. Authorities said a second alarm was ordered by the first arriving companies due to the amount of fire and the kinds of structur…
Fully Involved Tesla Car Fire Takes Nearly 45 Minutes To Put Down In Stamford Fully Involved Tesla Car Fire Takes Nearly 45 Minutes To Put Down In Stamford
Fully Involved Tesla Car Fire Takes Nearly 45 Minutes To Put Down In Stamford A fully-involved Tesla fire took in Fairfield County took firefighters nearly 45 minutes to extinguish due to its electric engine.  The fire began in Stamford around 11:20 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 in the parking lot behind the Blue Ginger Restaurant on Main Street. According to Capt. Philip Hayes, of the Stamford Fire Department, numerous people called 911 to report the car fire. The department dispatched 14 firefighters to the scene. When they arrived, firefighters found a Telsa heavily involved in flames, Hayes said. Electric vehicle fires have been in the news frequently due to th…
Fire Breaks Out On Top Of Elevator At Stamford Town Center Fire Breaks Out On Top Of Elevator At Stamford Town Center
Fire Breaks Out On Top Of Elevator At Stamford Town Center A fire broke out on top of an elevator at the Stamford Town Center. Firefighters responded to the shopping mall in downtown Stamford at about 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, according to the Stamford Fire Department. The first companies that arrived at the scene found a small fire on top of an elevator near the mall's entrance on Tresser Boulevard, authorities reported.  Officials said an elevator mechanic, who was working on the elevator shortly before the incident, had extinguished most of the blaze with a fire extinguisher.  Firefighters disconnected the power to the elevator …
Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Stamford Station Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Stamford Station
Woman Rescued After Falling Between Train, Platform At Stamford Station A woman received minor injuries after falling between an MTA train and the platform in Fairfield County. The incident took place in Stamford around 8:10 pm., Tuesday, July 5 at the Springdale Train Station.  Upon realizing what happened, the Metro-North conductor and engineer quickly de-energized and secured the train in order to allow for safe patient access to first arriving first responders, said Tom Gloersen, of the Stamford Fire Department. According to Gloersen, responding crews were able to gain access to the injured woman, place her in a stokes basket, and remove her fro…
Three-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Stamford Apartment Building Three-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Stamford Apartment Building
Three-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Stamford Apartment Building A three-alarm fire in a Fairfield County high-rise apartment building was quickly extinguished by firefighters. The fire took place in Stamford around 8 p.m. at 60 Strawberry Hill Avenue. The first arriving Stamford firefighters found smoke billowing from windows on the eighth floor of the 12-story apartment building, said Deputy Chief Matt Palmer, of the Stamford Fire Department. Due to the location of the fire and difficulties associated with firefighting operations in a high-rise apartment building, a second alarm was sounded. The second alarm brought an additional engine and truck com…
7-Year-Old Girl Killed, Father Injured In Massive Fairfield County House Fire 7-Year-Old Girl Killed, Father Injured In Massive Fairfield County House Fire
7-Year-Old Girl Killed, Father Injured In Massive Fairfield County House Fire A 7-year-old girl was killed and her father injured during a massive house fire in Fairfield County. The blaze broke out in Norwalk around 5 a.m., Saturday, May 14 at 7 Nelson Ave. Arriving Norwalk firefighters found heavy fire on the front of the house, a burning power line down across the street, and two vehicles on fire in the driveway, said Assistant Fire Chief Edward McCabe of the Norwalk Fire Department. A man and woman who had escaped the fire with their 9-year-old son were in the backyard, attempting to rescue their 7- year-old daughter, who was asleep in a second-floor bedroom, M…
Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Building In Stamford Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Building In Stamford
Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Building In Stamford A two-alarm fire broke out overnight at a building in Fairfield County. Responders in Stamford raced to the scene after receiving calls of a structure fire at 37 Manhattan St. at around 6:10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, said Captain Philip Hayes of the Stamford Fire Department. An assignment consisting of three engines, a tower ladder, a rescue, a rapid intervention team and a shift commander was dispatched and arrived within minutes of the initial calls, Hayes said.  The first arriving firefighters reported heavy fire showing from the rear exterior of the vacant two-story commercial…
IDs Released For Two Killed In Boating Accident Off Stamford Coast IDs Released For Two Killed In Boating Accident Off Stamford Coast
IDs Released For Two Killed In Boating Accident Off Stamford Coast State officials have released the identities of two men killed in a boating accident off the coast of Fairfield County. The men have been identified as Cristofer Cifuentes, age 26, and Ludyn Cifuentes, age 41, both of New York City, said Will Healy, spokesman for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The men were found with two other boaters who were pulled from the cold waters of Long Island Sound off of West Beach in Stamford, following a boating accident on Sunday, April 17, Healy said. The two other men remain in critical condition. See Earlier Story: Secon…
Second Man Dies After Four Boaters Pulled From Waters Off Stamford Coast Second Man Dies After Four Boaters Pulled From Waters Off Stamford Coast
Second Man Dies After Four Boaters Pulled From Waters Off Stamford Coast A second man has died after four boaters were pulled from the cold waters of the Long Island Sound on Easter morning. "We are saddened to report one additional fatality from this morning’s water rescue on the Long Island Sound," the Stamford Fire Department announced Sunday afternoon, April 17. Two others remain in critical, but stable condition. First-responders in Fairfield County received notification of a small boat in distress off of Shippan Point in Stamford at about 10:20 a.m. Sunday. A total of 22 Stamford firefighters responded as part of a marine rescue response, which included…
One Dead, Three Critical After Four Pulled From Waters Off Stamford Coast One Dead, Three Critical After Four Pulled From Waters Off Stamford Coast
One Dead, Three Critical After Four Pulled From Waters Off Stamford Coast Updated story: Second Man Dies After Four Boaters Pulled From Waters Off Fairfield County Coast One person is dead and three others in critical condition after four boaters were pulled from the cold waters of the Long Island Sound on Easter morning. First-responders in Fairfield County received notification of a small boat in distress off of Shippan Point in Stamford at about 10:20 a.m. Sunday, April 17. A total of 22 Stamford firefighters responded as part of a marine rescue response, which included the department's fire boat and on-duty SCUBA divers, said Stamford Fire Department&n…
Family Dog Dies After House Fire Breaks Out In  Stamford Family Dog Dies After House Fire Breaks Out In  Stamford
Family Dog Dies After House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford Two firefighters suffered injuries and a family dog died during a fire that broke out in a multi-family home in Fairfield County. First responders in Stamford responded to a Cove Road residence shortly before 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, where there were reports of a fire that broke out in an area home, the Stamford Fire Department said. Upon arrival within minutes, fire crews found smoke and fire visible from the front and rear of a duplex-style residence, according to Stamford Fire Department Deputy Chief Matthew Palmer. According to officials, firefighters were able to contain the fi…
Horse Barn Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County Horse Barn Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County
Horse Barn Fire Breaks Out In Fairfield County No horses were injured when a two-alarm horse barn fire broke out on the land of a private residence in Fairfield County. The blaze broke out around 5 a.m., Monday, Jan. 24, in New Canaan, on Silvermine Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the three-stall barn with a hayloft fully engulfed in flames,  said Assistant Fire Chief Albe Bassett, of the New Canaan Fire Department. Two horses were out of the barn and none were injured, Bassett said.  The barn was destroyed.Albe Bassett/New Canaan Fire Department The owners said luckily, the horses wear blankets and like t…
Two Injured In Crash On Busy Roadway In Stamford Two Injured In Crash On Busy Roadway In Stamford
Two Injured In Crash On Busy Roadway In Stamford Two people were injured during a three-vehicle collision in Fairfield County. The crash took place just before midnight on Sunday, Nov. 21, near 885 Summer St. in Stamford, said the Stamford Fire Department. Two occupants in one of the vehicles were treated for minor injuries. The vehicle was unoccupied.Stamford Fire Department A red vehicle that was left a tangled mess of metal was parked at the time of the incident and no one was inside, officials said. The cause of the crash is under investigation. 
House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford
House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford It took firefighters less than an hour to get a Fairfield County house fire under control over the weekend. The fire was reported just after 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10 in the upstairs bedroom of a home at 340 Haig. Ave., in Stamford. Crews from the Springdale Fire Department were first on the scene and found flames pouring from the second story of the residence, said Fire Capt. Philip Hayes, of the Stamford Fire Department. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control by 5:50 p.m., Hayes said. The aftermath.P. Gill No firefighter or civilian injuries were reported.  The reside…
Fire At Stamford Home Causes 'Significant' Damage Fire At Stamford Home Causes 'Significant' Damage
Fire At Stamford Home Causes 'Significant' Damage Multiple fire crews worked to extinguish a large fire that significantly damaged an unoccupied Fairfield County home. Authorities received a report of heavy smoke and a possible large open burn at a home in Stamford at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, according to the Stamford Fire Department. The fire was reported in the area of 579 Erskine Road. Fire officials said Long Ridge Fire Department arrived first and found flames visible from the attic and roof of the residence.  A number of Stamford engine and ladder companies responded from the Long Ridge Fire Department, Stamford Fire …
Firefighter Hospitalized After Blaze Breaks Out At Stamford Home Firefighter Hospitalized After Blaze Breaks Out At Stamford Home
Firefighter Hospitalized After Blaze Breaks Out At Stamford Home A firefighter was hospitalized after battling a blaze at a home in Fairfield County. The Stamford Fire Department reported that 26 personnel initially responded to the fire that broke out at the residence located at 45 Reynolds Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 28. The first-arriving companies from the Woodside Fire Station arrived at the scene at about 10 p.m. The fire was in the deck area and spread to the rear of the home into the attic. Officials said the home was not occupied at the time. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the rear deck and attic.  Due to a number of ino…
Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Stamford Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Stamford
Vehicle Crashes Into Home In Stamford A driver had to be extricated from a vehicle after crashing into the garage of a home in Fairfield County, officials said. First responders in Stamford responded at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Monday, July 19, where there was a reported vehicle that had struck a home on Ocean Drive North in the Shippan neighborhood. Upon arrival, firefighters found “a significant amount of damage to the garage area of the home and immediately began efforts to stabilize the structure.” Firefighters were able to use specialized struts to prevent the roof and front wall of the garage from collapsing, a…
ID Released For Man Who Drowned Off Stamford Coast ID Released For Man Who Drowned Off Stamford Coast
ID Released For Man Who Drowned Off Stamford Coast A Fairfield County man who drowned after being thrown out of a canoe that capsized, along with a friend has been identified. Lorenzo Macua, age 63, of Norwalk, died from drowning when the canoe capsized off Shippan Point in Stamford on Saturday, July 10, said Meghan Bard, a spokesperson DEEP. The incident took place around 10 a.m. when Macua and a friend were canoeing off of Long Island Sound in the area off the coast near 280 E. Ocean Drive in Stamford, said Stamford Fire Captian Philip Hayes.  “The rough conditions” in the Sound likely caused the vessel to overturn, offici…
Lifeguards From Beach Club Attempt To Save Drowning Man In Stamford Lifeguards From Beach Club Attempt To Save Drowning Man In Stamford
Lifeguards From Beach Club Attempt To Save Drowning Man In Stamford Four Fairfield County lifeguards are being honored for their efforts in attempting to save a drowning man who was thrown into the water from an overturned canoe. The incident took place around 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 10, when land and marine units from the Stamford Fire Department, Stamford Police Department, and Stamford Emergency Medical Services responded to Long Island Sound, near the east side of Shippan Point for a report of an overturned canoe with people in the water, said Captain Philip Hayes. Initial 911 calls came from residents of Ocean Drive East after they witnessed indivi…
Stamford Firefighters Battle High-Rise Roof Fire Stamford Firefighters Battle High-Rise Roof Fire
Stamford Firefighters Battle High-Rise Roof Fire Firefighters were able to extinguish a high-rise roof fire at a construction site in Fairfield County before the whole building was destroyed. The blaze broke out around 10:25 a.m., Friday, May 21 in Stamford at the Smyth Building Construction site on the corner of Tresser and Washington boulevards. When firefighters responded to the scene they found heavy black smoke and fire coming from the roof of the building, said Stamford Fire Department Deputy Chief John Pritchard. When the blaze began, some 12 workers were on scaffolding on the exterior of the building in the area direct…
House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford
House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford A fire was quickly knocked down after it broke out in a multi-family Fairfield County home on Monday morning. Crews from the Stamford Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Hillandale Avenue at 9:28 a.m. on Monday, April 19 minutes after clearing the scene from an incident on Glenbrook Road. Stamford Deputy Chief Matt Palmer said that upon arrival, firefighters found a fire on the second floor of the multi-family home and were able to quickly contain it to its area of origin.  Fire damage was largely limited to the second floor of the residence, with minimal water da…
Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Stamford Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Stamford
Apartment Fire Breaks Out In Stamford Firefighters from Fairfield County battled an apartment fire after receiving a report of an explosion and blaze that caused extensive damage to surrounding apartments.  The blaze broke out Sunday, March 28, in the early evening on Glenbrook Road in Stamford, said Stamford Fire Captain Philip Hayes. On arrival, firefighters found fire on the fourth floor of the complex coming from a single apartment, Hayes said. A second alarm was immediately sounded, bringing an additional engine and truck company to the scene.   Hose lines were stretched up the interior stairs to the fourt…
Two Rescued After Truck Falls Into Water In Stamford During Nor'easter Two Rescued After Truck Falls Into Water In Stamford During Nor'easter
Two Rescued After Truck Falls Into Water In Stamford During Nor'easter Two people were rescued in dramatic fashion from a sinking pickup truck in Fairfield County during the peak of the Nor'easter. It happened around 2:10 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, in Stamford in the water off of Cummings Park in Stamford,  First-arriving fire personnel found a 4-door pickup truck partially submerged and floating approximately 40 feet off of the shore of Long Island Sound, said Stamford Fire Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Palmer. A woman was visible and standing in the rear cargo area of the truck. The woman was shouting that there was a man trapped inside the submerged cab of the tr…
Fire Breaks Out At Home In Stamford Just After Nor'easter Arrives Fire Breaks Out At Home In Stamford Just After Nor'easter Arrives
Fire Breaks Out At Home In Stamford Just After Nor'easter Arrives Just as a fierce Nor'easter moved into Fairfield County, firefighters were out battling an early-morning house fire. The fire started around 1:20 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1, at a home on Treat Avenue in Stamford. Firefighters from Stamford Fire Department Engine Co. 6 arrived on the scene in less than four minutes and found a large volume of fire visible at the rear of the structure that was extending into the roofline and interior second floor and attic space, said Stamford FD Deputy Chief Matt Palmer. The fire also was impinging on at least two nearby homes and structures. In addition, f…
Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Home In Stamford Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Home In Stamford
Two-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Home In Stamford A Fairfield County home received extensive damage following a two-alarm fire. Shortly after midnight, on Friday, Dec. 4, Stamford firefighters were alerted to a report of a house fire on Smoke Hill Drive in North Stamford. Due to the location of the fire, fire units from the Long Ridge Fire Department, the Stamford Fire Department, the Turn of River Fire Department, and the Belltown Fire Department responded to the scene, said Deputy Fire Chief Matt Palmer. Firefighters from Stamford Fire Department Engine Co. 9 arrived on the scene in less than five minutes and found a well-involved fire …