Residents rescued in Stamford high-rise apartment fire, official says

STAMFORD — Firefighters rescued inhabitants who were trapped by the warmth and smoke of a fire in the upper flooring of a high-increase condominium making Monday night time, an official explained.

A single firefighter was wounded in the three-alarm blaze, which was contained to an eighth-floor apartment in the 12-tale developing on Strawberry Hill Avenue, Deputy Hearth Chief Matt Palmer said Tuesday.

Palmer declined to say precisely how the firefighter was injured nor did he determine him but reported the incident was “non-traumatic.” The firefighter was later on introduced from the healthcare facility.

“I assume him to make a entire recovery, and with any luck , we’ll see him again to do the job inside the future week,” Palmer explained.

Firefighters responded to an activated hearth alarm at the condominium building at about 8 p.m. Monday, he claimed. As firefighters were being responding, they started getting “additional 911 calls from inhabitants at this locale reporting black smoke on the eighth floor,” Palmer explained.

Far more than two dozen firefighters responded to the large-increase, the place they located smoke coming from the eighth flooring.

“Due to the place of the fire and difficulties related with firefighting functions in a significant-rise condominium creating, a next alarm was sounded,” Palmer claimed. “The next alarm introduced an extra engine and truck enterprise to the scene with eight staff.”

The setting up is just one of about 30 remaining in Stamford that have been built prior to sprinkler systems had been necessary by code, Palmer explained, necessitating crews to use standpipes positioned inside of the fire to struggle the blaze.

More than 100 people today have been evacuated from the making in the course of the hearth and experienced to be sheltered at the higher university assets across the road, he reported.