Stamford fire crews rescued two semi-unconscious young children from an apartment fire Wednesday at 4 p.m. on Custer Street.
They say the children were pulled from the home and onto the front lawn, where they were revived by fire officials. Video taken from a neighbor shows firefighters providing aid to the children, who were pulled from the second floor.
Officials say both children appear to be under the age of 5 and were found on the floor inside a bedroom. They say it seems the children were overcome by the smoke and were semi-unconscious when they were pulled out.
The deputy fire chief believes the cause of the fire came from a pot on the stove.
Fire officials say with the amount of smoke inside the apartment, the fire must have been burning for over 25 minutes.
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The Emergency Communications Center continues to be understaffed, an issue that now has been ongoing for more than two years.
As of Tuesday the center, which handles all emergency police, fire and medical calls throughout the city, was staffed by six full-time dispatchers, along with three part-time dispatchers and four full-time trainees.
Those dispatchers have been supplemented by seven city firefighters and one police officer who assist in providing emergency dispatch duties.
Both Emergency Communications Director David Boyce and Assistant Director N’Koy Moore cover shifts as well.
Still, the current number of employed full-time dispatchers is well below the 12 needed for the center to be considered fully staffed.
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A developing story in New Haven where firefighters said Wednesday night’s strong winds spread flames from a fire that started on the porch through all three stories of a home.
Those who lived on the first and second floors of the house on Pendleton St. got out by themselves. Crews also helped a woman on the third floor get out safely.
The Red Cross is now helping the three families find a new place to stay. The cause is under investigation.
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Two people have died after a car crashed into a tree and caught fire on I-91N in North Haven Wednesday night, according to officials.
At approximately 8:09 p.m. a Hyundai Sonata GLS was traveling on I-91 northbound prior to Exit 12 when it ran off the roadway, went down an embankment, and collided with a tree.
Officials say the car then caught on fire. North Haven fire officials said that battery cells belonging to an alternative fuel vehicle were involved in the blaze.
The operator and passenger of the car sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and were pronounced deceased on the scene.
Troopers say the operator and passenger are unknown at this time.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information or dash camera footage is asked to contact TPR Rickey Cyr at Troop I at 203-393-4200.
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