Fireside Restaurant destroyed in early-morning blaze
A Springdale volunteer firefighter was sent to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and eight tenants who live in apartments above the restaurant have been displaced.
The fire was reported at 1:33 a.m. and when firefighters arrived they found flames shooting out the building.
Stamford Fire & Rescue Department Deputy Chief Tim Conroy said firefighters performed an interior search of the building to make sure all the second-floor tentants got out. He said the cold weather made it difficult to account for all the tenants since many of them scattered to find heat elsewhere.
Conroy said the American Red Cross is helping the displaced tenants find shelter.
More than 50 firefighters from Stamford Fire & Rescue along with volunteers from Springdale, Belltown and Turn of River fire departments were dispatched to fight the fire.
Springdale Chief Shawn Fahan said the cause of the blaze is under investigation and it's too early to determine the source of the blaze.
Hope Street remains closed in the area from Clearview Avenue to Northill Street.