What’s on your Spring #CTBucketList?

Firefighters battle fire in Bridgeport, two homes saved

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

BRIDGEPORT- Fire crews were on the scene of a major structure fire on Berkshire Avenue on Sunday evening.

Upon arrival firefighters found the building at 193 Berkshire Avenue  fully engulfed in flames and threatened two homes nearby.

According to a release by the department, Deputy Fire Chief James Grace said “Firefighter encountered heavy fire volume in the primary house and took immediate action to protect the two exposures” . Chief Grace also went on to say the “Firefighters did an outstanding job preventing the fire from spreading to additional occupied houses.”

Additional fire crews were called in by the Bridgeport fire department in an effort to protect neighboring homes.

In the same release, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch spoke about the community pulling together and will help support families affected anyway they can. Mayor Finch also thanked the fire crews saying ” It is particularly hard when events like this happen near the holidays. To our firefighters, I want to say another ‘thank you’. Tonight could have been much worse and I know you without hesitation risk your own lives to protect the kids and families of Bridgeport.”

Fire officials say the vacant home where the fire is believed to have started was destroyed. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.