1956-10-08: Blast at Boulevard Motors Causes General Alarm at 99-111 Main Street

As Published In Fire & Water Engineering Magazinbe A general alarm fire gave firefighters at Stamford, Conn., an hour-and-half battle before it was brought under control at the Boulevard Motors, Inc., on October 8. The fire, which engulfed the auto firm, and nearby stores, began with an explosion that sent [...]

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1930-01-17: Tank Explosion at Luders Marine Construction Company Kills One, Destroys Building & Boats

At 9:34 in the morning of February 19, 1930, a welder caused an explosion of a fuel tank that threw burning oil onto a nearby building at the Luders Marine complex, in turn causing a massive fire.  The building, containing eight boats for winter storage were completely destroyed with the [...]

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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 [...]

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1917-07-31: SFD Acts Swiftly To Contain Explosive Fire At Southfield Avenue Factory

An explosion at the American Synthetic Color Company,  caused by acids or some other chemical occurred at 5:30 in the evening on July 31, 1917.  Firefighters from the Westside and Southend fire stations responded to the blaze at Sunnyside and Southfield Avenues.  The alarm reportedly caused more than $50,000 in [...]

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1954-10-29: Lione – Mitchell Building at 209 Bedford Street Gutted in Early Morning Fire

An early morning fire gutted a two-story mercantile building at 209 Bedford Street.  The fire at the Lione - Mitchell Building also threatened several adjacent buildings but was brought under control before the fire could spread.  The Delf Company, a hardware store on the first floor, The Vuono Construction Company, [...]

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1919-02-19: The Stamford Manufacturing Company Cove Mills Plant Completely Destroyed By Massive Fire

An artists vision of the Stamford Mills Factory in Stamford, CT Source: Stamford History Center (edited by Captain Philip Hayes) At 7:00 in the evening of February 19th, 1919, a small fire started in the acid storage room of the huge Cove Mills, a complex of about 25 "fireproof" buildings [...]

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2000-02-01: 791 East Main Street 4-Alarm Fire Destroys Four Story Mixed Occupancy.

At 09:41 AM on February 1, 2000, Stamford Fire units responded to Box 3414, 791 E. Main Street for a reported structure fire. First arriving crews encountered a heavy volume of smoke and fire coming from a first-floor grocery store. Hose lines were stretched and an aggressive attack on the [...]

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1922-02-04: Massive Explosion Rocks Richards & Co. Factory at 845 Canal Street. Two workers killed.

On February 4, 1922, a massive explosion of a railroad tank car carrying mixed acids was felt as far away as Sound Beach. The tank car was located at the canal waterfront factory of Richards and Co., today's address is 845 Canal Street. The explosion destroyed one of Richards & [...]

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1914-01-13: Stamford Yacht Club on Shippan Point Up In Flames on a Cold Winter Night

By now Retired Firefighter Joseph Lombardo IV If you were a brave Stamford resident that ventured out on the cold afternoon ofJanuary 14", 1914 for a copy of the Advocate your two cents would have bought a frontpage of report of the S.F.D.'s fire duty from the day before. In [...]

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1918-07-28: Soldiers Come to the Aid of Stamford Firefighters Battling Stobborn Atlantic Street Blaze

By now Retired Firefighter Joseph F. Lombardo I July 28, 1918, was a warm summer day in the City of Stamford and the weathermirrored the mood of the people. World War I was drawing to a close, the ImperialGerman Army was driven back in their last desperate gamble to seize [...]

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