1984-11-26: Apartment Fire at 65 Prospect Street, One Rescued

Stamford firefighters responded to 65 Prospect Street for a report of an activated fire alarm sounding in an apartment on the 7th floor.  On arrival, firefighters determined the alarm was sounding in Apartment 7B.  They quickly gained entry to the apartment and found a fire in the bedroom that was [...]

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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 [...]

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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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1970 (Circa) : George Russo (on ladder) and Dennis Stevenson (hanging out window) at Unknown Incident

 

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1970-07-27: “The Rockland Hotel” Suffers An Arson Fire Ending It’s Nearly 100 Year History in Stamford.

The structure at 695 Atlantic Street was built in 1876 and served as the mansion of Henry R Towne, the lock tycoon of the well-known Yale and Towne factory of the Southend. The building then became the luxurious "Rockland Hotel" proving travelers and even Stamford Residents a beautiful place to [...]

By |2021-05-25T01:28:07+00:00May 25, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, featured, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1970-07-27: “The Rockland Hotel” Suffers An Arson Fire Ending It’s Nearly 100 Year History in Stamford.

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 [...]

By |2021-05-24T02:08:56+00:00May 24, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, Arson Fire, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1978-09-30: 3-Alarm Arson Fire at the Ambassador Arms Apartment Building on Washington Blvd

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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2005 02 28 – 42 Givens Avenue House Fire (Group 3)

Stamford Fire and Rescue fire fighters were summoned to 42 Givens Ave. at 10:18 am for a report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, first arriving fire units were faced with a heavy fire condition that had taken hold of the basement of the 2 ½ story dwelling.   The Incident Commander, [...]

By |2021-05-07T02:56:32+00:00May 7, 2021|Categories: 2000's, 2000-2009, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 2005 02 28 – 42 Givens Avenue House Fire (Group 3)

1986-02-09: Historic Stamford Town Hall at 2-4 Whittaker Place Destroyed by Arson

A two-alarm fire riped through the building that once served as the old Stamford Town Hall. The 155 year-old building. which served as the Stamford Town Hall between 1830 and 1867, found itself in in the middle of a battle between historic preservation and urban redevelopment. The building had 10 [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:11:03+00:00May 1, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1986-02-09: Historic Stamford Town Hall at 2-4 Whittaker Place Destroyed by Arson

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.

By |2021-05-03T21:10:40+00:00April 27, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Commercial Building Fire, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1986-04-24: 861 & 874 Cove Road Arson Fire
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