Stamford, CT – Sprinkler system helps contain fire on Thanksgiving at commercial building; No injuries reported

Stamford firefighters extinguished a pair of structure fires Thanksgiving night, according to fire officials. No injuries were reported.

The first blaze was reported just before 10 p.m. at a large, multi-business commercial building on Union Street in the Glenbrook section of the city, the cause of which remains under investigation.

“Upon arrival, Engine 6 from the Glenbrook fire house found the building sprinkler system activated and a strong odor of smoke from the exterior,” wrote Stamford Deputy Fire Chief Eric Lorenz in a statement. “Fire fighters discovered a heavy smoke condition inside the building in a tenant space utilized as a wood-working shop. Fire fighters stretched hose lines, and deployed search ropes to overcome maze like conditions. The source of the smoke was determined to be from a fire involving a dust collection unit in the shop. The fire was held in check by one activated sprinkler head. Fire fighters extinguished the remaining fire and ventilated the building using mechanical fans.”

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