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Update: Two Homes Burning In 5-Alarm Fire Near Stamford Hospital

One home on Alden Street in Stamford is completely consumed by flames on Monday afternoon. The fire broke out a block from Stamford Hospital. This photo was taken before firefighters arrived by an off-duty lieutenant. Photo Credit: Stamford Fire‏ Department via Twitter @SFDPIO
Two houses are burning on Alden Street, right next to Stamford Hospital, early Monday evening. It is a two-alarm fire for Stamford firefighters. Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut/Facebook screenshot

Updated: STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford firefighters were battling a massive five-alarm blaze that had engulfed at least two houses on Alden Street, near Stamford Hospital, into Monday evening, according to Twitter reports from the fire department.

"All companies [will be] operating for some time," the Stamford Fire Department said via Twitter @SFDPIO.

The fire was first reported on Alden Street at about 5:30 pm. Monday, the fire department said.

"Second Alarm - 46 Alden Street, all companies working," Stamford Fire‏ said minutes later.

"All companies working for extended time, multiple units operating at the scene. 2 houses involved," Stamford Fire‏ said via Twitter.

At about 7:15 p.m., the Stamford Fire Department said via Twitter that the inferno had grown into a five-alarm fire.

Firefighters said the neighborhood where the huge blaze broke out is very densely populated, with houses close together. It is presenting "significant challenges for firefighters," the department said via Twitter.

NBC Connecticut has aerial shots of the fire on its Facebook showing flames shooting from the roof of one house and smoke engulfing the area around Stamford Hospital.

No further information was immediately available on the fire.

Click here for an aerial video of the fire at the NBC Connecticut Facebook page.

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