The SFD battled a 3-Alarm structure fire at 286 Greenwich Ave on Monday, March 3, 2007. Firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire shortly after noon.
On arrival, heavy fire was encountered in the three-story wood-frame house. Due to the size and intensity of the fire, it quickly spread to two adjacent homes on both sides of the original fire building. Firefighting efforts were hampered by strong winds and frigid temperatures. Firefighting crews were able to bring the fire in the main house and the two exposures under control by 2:38 PM.
Fifteen residents were displaced as a result of the fire and were provided shelter through the American Red Cross. Stamford Fire Department was assisted by an engine from Glenbrook Fire Department, and additional manpower was called back to ensure adequate fire protection to the City of Stamford. A total of 45 firefighters staffed 5 Engines, 4 Ladder Trucks, and 1 Rescue at the scene. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Stamford Fire Fire Marshals division.
Photographer: Frank Blefari