STAMFORD, Conn. — A fire damaged a home on Stamford's Greenwich Avenue Friday, driving out at least two families and sending one firefighter to the hospital.
Greenwich Avenue is closed from Selleck Street to Pulaski Avenue.
Some 30 firefighters responded to the fire that broke in a multi-family home at 303 Greenwich Ave. around 12:20 p.m., Deputy Chief Tim Conroy said. Two firefighters were stricken with heat exhaustion and one was taken to the hospital.
"It's a little humid, the boys got beat up," Conroy said.
Firefighters had to go through the roof to put out the fire in the back of the building. It took them about 30 to 35 minutes to extinguish the blaze that left the home uninhabitable, Conroy said.
"No one will be living in there anytime soon," Conroy said.
Firefighters were carrying about 40 to 50 pounds of equipment, making dehydration a real risk, Conroy said. Paramedics set up a cooling station.