#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.