5 engines respond to house fire in Stamford

The Red Cross is helping five people in Stamford find a place to live after a fire broke out inside their home early Thursday morning.



Firefighters tell News 12 Connecticut they were called to the home at 82 Warren St. shortly before 3:30 a.m. after smoke detectors woke up the residents.



Crews say when they arrived they found a fire burning in the basement and first floor.



The crews were able to stop the flames from spreading, but say it was an older home with a wood structure, making the fire harder to fight.



"A basement fire could easily communicate right up into the attic, so we had companies up there with hose lines who opened up the walls and cut off the spread of the fire," says Deputy Chief Patrick Tripodi.



Crews say the residents were able to get out safely.



The city's fire marshal will be investigating the cause.


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