Firefighters douse second fire of day in Stamford

October 10, 2018

STAMFORD-Firefighters were called out to a basement fire at a commercial building in Glenbrook at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters first to arrive at about 8:30 p.m. saw smoke coming from the basement of the large re-purposed industrial building at 652 Glenbrook Road, Deputy Chief Thomas Gloersen said.

City firefighters along with volunteers from Glenbrook and Belltown were able to extinguish the blaze with hose lines in the building, which is about a quarter mile from the Darien border. Gloersen said the building’s fire sprinklers were able to hold the fire in check while firefighters got on scene.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The occupants of the upper floors are being allowed back into the building today.

It was a long day for Gloersen. He was in command of the units who turned out to fight a kitchen fire in Southwood Square just before 2 p.m. While firefighters were able to knock that fire down quickly, the residents will have to find new lodgings while the apartment is repaired.


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