1950-11-06: Conflagration Destroys Diamond Match Company Lumbar Yard and Several Other Buildings and Homes

Children playing with flares and dynamite caps are believed to be the cause of a blaze that razed a lumber yard, damaged an adjoining 4-story distilling plant, destroyed three houses, and partially burned three others. The children reportedly stole flares and dynamite caps from the nearby rail yard around 5;50 [...]

By |2021-06-20T01:02:59+00:00June 20, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1950-1959, Arson Fire, Commercial Building Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1950-11-06: Conflagration Destroys Diamond Match Company Lumbar Yard and Several Other Buildings and Homes

1977-12-19: 469-481 Pacific Street Fatal Fire

An unidentified woman was found dead and badly charred following a fire 469-481 Pacific Street. Her body laid on the back porch on the second floor.   The suspicious fire left at least nine families homeless.  The firefighters arrived at 11 PM and did not leave the scene until 5:30 [...]

By |2021-05-29T01:45:14+00:00May 29, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, Arson Fire, Fatal Fire, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1977-12-19: 469-481 Pacific Street Fatal Fire

1974-01-22: 22nd Suspicious Fire in Five Months Hits 50 Dyke Lane

On January 22, 1974, Stamford experienced its 22nd suspicious fire in just five months, the second one in January.  The basement fire started with a flammable liquid, caused considerable damage to the two-story home at 50 Dyke Lane.  Nobody was injured in the blaze, but the fire moved rapidly, requiring [...]

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1978-09-30: 3-Alarm Arson Fire at the Ambassador Arms Apartment Building on Washington Blvd

A 3-Alarm fire struck the abandoned Ambassador Arms Luxury Apartment building on the night of September 30, 1978.   As was common with many fires of this time period, arson was suspected.  Ambassador Arms stood at the corner of Washington Blvd and TResser Blvd, where the Advocate Newspaper building also [...]

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1973-11-23: String of Sixteen Suspicious Fires Over Three Months

With the burning of a barn on Urban Street owned by the State of Connecticut, the Advocate reports there have been a string of sixteen suspicious fires in Stamford since September. Most of the suspected fires were in unoccupied structures, but a fire at 128 Richmond Hill Avenue was in [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:10:41+00:00April 5, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, Arson Fire, Other Outside Structure, Timeline|Comments Off on 1973-11-23: String of Sixteen Suspicious Fires Over Three Months

1973-11-20: Arson Fire at 128 Richmond Hill Avenue

Two families were forced from their 128 Richmond Hill Avenue home when smoke engulfed the 2-1/2 story wood frame building in which they resided. Deputy Fire Chief Callahan said the fireman from the south end in West side fire stations responded to smoke pouring out of the building at 9:54 [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:37:15+00:00April 5, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, Arson Fire, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1973-11-20: Arson Fire at 128 Richmond Hill Avenue
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