Stamford General Alarm

Issue 12 and Volume 109.

Stamford General Alarm A general alarm fire gave fire fighters at Stamford, Conn., an hour-and-half battle before it was brought under control at the Boulevard Motors, Inc., on October 8. The fire, which engulfed the auto firm, and nearby stores, began with an explosion that sent the firm’s showroom windows and bricks flying into the middle of the city’s main street. Damage was estimated at $100,000. The first alarm was sounded at 10:10 a.m., and a general alarm was sounded 16 minutes later under orders of Fire Chief Thomas F. Richardson. Three volunteer companies from nearby Glenbrook also responded to man the city’s firehouses. Chief Richardson said he thought the explosion came from the back of the agency where an auto body-paint shop was located. No injuries were reported. The two-story stone building had a number of new and used cars in it, which were damaged heavily, as was the…

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