#FAIRFIELD, CT, November 25, 2013: On Monday morning at 8:17 AM

the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a 911

call from the occupants of 911 Post Road, Advantage Staffing,

reporting an odor of smoke in the building. The Fairfield Fire

Department was immediately dispatched with 4 Engines and 2

Ladders along with the Shift Commander. Upon arrival of the

first fire unit, Engine 1, reported smoke in the structure.

During investigation, Engine one determined there was an

active fire above the ceiling in Advantage Staffing. The fire

department initiated an aggressive interior attack with charged

hose lines. The building and adjacent stores were evacuated.

Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood arrived on scene and assumed

command. An additional engine company and AMR were requested to

the scene. All on duty Fairfield Fire Department resources were

required to control this fire. Chief Felner was notified of the

structure fire and was providing support as needed. Adjoining

occupancies were found to have a smoke condition that was

ventilated by the fire department utilizing positive pressure ventilation. The fire was placed under control at approximately 9:04 AM. There were no reported injuries at the scene. The business suffered extensive fire damage to a bathroom and water

and smoke damage throughout the occupancy. The Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting an investigation.

Stephen Krauchick

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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