Firefighters in Stamford are praising working smoke detectors for saving the lives of city residents early Thursday morning.
According to fire officials, firefighters responded to 82 Warren Street around 3:20 a.m. for a report of smoke in the house. Upon arrival, crews located heavy fire in the basement of the home.
All occupants had vacated the residence prior to the arrival of the fire department because of the early warning of working smoke detectors and there were no injuries.
The heavy fire and restricted conditions found by the first arriving units made fighting this fire very difficult. An additional Engine was requested by the incident commander due to the amount of fire on arrival, fire officials said.
The fire was declared under control at 4:20 a.m.
Stamford Police and EMS were on scene and assisted the fire department during the incident.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshal's office
Fire officials urge all residents to check the batteries in their smoke detectors and replace them if they are old.
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