House on 305 Webbs Hill Road (off of Long Ridge Road, in Stamford) goes up in smoke and flames. Propane’s great stuff but at least anecdotally, it seems to mysteriously blow up every now and then and when it does, the house it serves goes with it.
One bright note: 305 Webbs Hill is quite close to the Lakeside Diner, home of the best donuts in perhaps the entire tristate area, so the attending cops and firemen are in good hands.
STAMFORD — A major explosion in North Stamford has ignited several houses in the area of Webbs Hill Road.
The initial call came in at 305 Webbs Hill Road, but at least two other houses in the area have been reported on fire.
All volunteer firefighters have been called along with water tankers from New Canaan and Pound Ridge, N.Y.
Initial reports from the scene indicate that a propane tank may have exploded completely destroying the house at 305 Webbs Hill Road. A house at 233 Dogwood Lane has also been reported fully engulfed and collapsed.