A fire ripped through a multi family home on the West Side of Stamford early Thursday morning before it was put under control by responding units, according to a news release form the Stamford Fire Department.
One firefighter suffered minor injuries and did not need medical treatment, the SFD said.
At 5 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to multiple reports of a structure fire on Fairfield Avenue on Stamford's West Side. Firefighters from the West Side Fire Station, located one block away, arrived in less than a minute, Deputy Chief Matt Palmer said in a news release.
"This was a fast-moving fire that involved the entire rear of a large multi-family home in the very early morning hours," Palmer said. "If it were not for the immediate actions of the first-arriving firefighters from the West Side Fire Station, this fire would have quickly extended."