1904-02-04: John George Schlechtweg Pumping the American LaFrance Steamer

This photo is of John George Schlechtweg, pumping the American LaFrance Steamer Engine at the Stamford Town Hall Fire on February 4, 1904. John received his appointment as a "call" firefighter on July1, 1889. He received his appointment as a career firefighter on March 1, 1910. He resigned and was [...]

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1982-02-21: Vacant Building Fire at Mrytle and Elm Street

Fire units from the Central Fire Station and East Side Fire Station fought a fire in an unoccupied building that was once known as the "Baker & Baker" building at Myrtle Avenue and Elm Street. The building was also once a pool hall, vegetable market, and variety store. The building [...]

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1988-01-07: Four-Alarm Fire Guts Continental Motors at 33 Myrtle Avenue

A four-alarm blaze destroyed the Continental Motors Showroom and damaged or destroyed twenty-three cars on that were both in and outside the structure. The fire began around 2:30 PM on a cold Sunday afternoon. Forty-seven firefighters staffing five engines, two ladders and a Rescue were dispatched to the scene to [...]

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1986-04-24: 861 & 874 Cove Road Arson Fire

Two Cove Road businesses and two residential apartments were destroyed by an early morning arson fire. The blaze, which began at 1:36 am left six people homeless.

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2016-05-24: Doctor’s Office at 589 Bedford Street Destroyed by Two-Alarm Fire

A heavily involved 2-1/2 story wood frame building housing a well-known Stamford Doctor was destroyed by a suspicious early morning fire. The 3190-square-foot structure was declared a complete loss. According to initial reports, flames were shooting as high as twenty-feet into the air. Five fire engines, three dozen firefighters, two [...]

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1969-06-04: Sabini Warehouse Fire

A 7:45 PM fire broke out at the Sabini Furniture warehouse complex located at 175 Pacific Street (near Willow Street) and became a conflagration, burning all the attached buildings in the complex. The building was a livery stable before it was a warehouse and was scheduled for demolition by the [...]

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2008-11-16: Cedar Street Warehouse Fire Quickly Spead to Two Houses

An empty Cedar Street warehouse went up in flames, spreading to two homes, two garages and at least seven vehicles before it was put under control. No injuries were reported. The fire began at a warehouse at 45 Cedar St. at 1:45 p.m.. The warehouse was destroyed. One of the [...]

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1988-06-30: 370 West Main Street, Fire at the The Bolliger Warehouse Building

A six-hour stubborn fire took its toll on the 30-firefighters that responded to the scene of this fire. The general building construction and contents of the structure significantly hampered efforts to extinguish the fire. But Stamford firefighters eventually prevailed and saved the structure. This was a Grp 1 fire. We [...]

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1985-01-14: Jesus Restaurant & Variety Store (Formally Teddy’s)

A one-alarm structure fire at 2010 hours on January 14, 1985 left seven residents homeless. The fire apparently started in a first floor storage room of the store, but quickly spread to the upper residential floors of 99 Manhattan Street. Nobody was injured in the fire and a dog was [...]

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