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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1983-02-07: Sea Beach Drive House Fire

On February 7th, 1983 at about 3:30PM, there was a house fire on Sea Beach Drive. The fire claimed the life of the family Parrot. There were no reported injuries. There is no story found in the Stamford Advocate archives. This picture is of the entrance-way looking out. Photographer: Tom [...]

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1983-11-13: Three Alarm Explosion and Fire at Polycast (69 Southfield Avenue)

Early on the morning of November 13, 1983, a three-alarm explosion and fire occurred at the Polycast Chemical Plant on Southfield Avenue. The fire took 48 firefighters and more than ninety minutes to bring the fire under control and caused the evacuation of nearby neighborhoods. One employee and six Stamford [...]

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1984-02-26: Mattress Fire at 94 Ursula Place Causes Extensive Damage and Injury

A Stamford father of seven, suffered minor burns on his arms and legs on the morning of February 26, 1984. He was trying to carry a mattress to the outside that had caught fire. The seven children were unharmed, but the residential unit suffered signifiant fire damage. Ursula Place

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1984-06-07: Off-loading of Tractor Trailer at Clairol Building on Harbor View Ave Causes Fire and Explosions

A Forklift punctured an aerosol can which leaked and quickly found an ignition source, sparking a chain reaction of explosions and fire inside the tractor trailer parked at the Clairol building on Harbor View Avenue. The forklift operator suffered minor injuries, but the trailer was completely destroyed.

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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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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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1985-03-07: Railroad Car Fire @ Jefferson & Cherry Street

A fire damage in an old New Haven railroad passenger car at the Stamford railroad yard at Jefferson and Cherry Street on March 7, 1985. The car, owned by Conrail, burned for less than an hour, fueled by copying machine ink and paper. The fire began at 7:15 PM. Photographer: [...]

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1985-08-30: Lightning Strike Causes Heavy Fire Damage at 202 Soundview Ave

Tom Mardi (left) and Bobby Morales (Right)

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1985-12-10: Suspicious Fire at 59 Lafayette Street Causes Significant Damage to Three-Story House

A fire fighter from the Stamford Fire Department checks out the stairs where is suspicious fire began at 59 Lafayette Street. Six families evacuated the three-story house when it was realized that smoke had filled the structure. There were no injuries. Photographer: Tom Ryan Lafayette Street

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