23 Aug 2014
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Stamford Firefighters Put Down House Fire on Greenwich Ave.

34 firefighters responded to the scene and managed to put it out in roughly 30 minutes.

Stamford firefighter responding to reports of a house fire on 295 Greenwich St. managed to put out the fire inside of roughly 35 minutes, Deputy Chief Tim Conroy said at the scene Friday.

Conroy said 34 firefighters responded to the scene. Two suffered form heat exhaustion during the call with one being treated on scene and the other being taken to the hospital.

"It was a little humid today, the boys got pretty beat up," Conroy said of the firefighters. "There's a lot of moisture in the air, but they've got to move real fast. Don't want the whole thing to go up, so we've got to push them hard for 15 minutes and they start [sweating heavily] pretty quickly."

Conroy said they attacked the "B-side," or south side of the home, fighting fire on the second and third floors of the home. They also had to open up the roof, the deputy chief said.

The Conroy said they believe at least two families lived in the home, but that information is still being gathered. One woman who apparently lived in the home arrived as the firefighters were wrapping up with the scene.

The temperature at the time of the fire was around 95 degrees.

Fire marshals were on scene. No cause had been announced yet. Conroy said that information would be released later in the day.

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