City Of Bridgeport Press Release:
This morning, a fire was reported at a multi-family house at 100 Lindley Street. The Bridgeport Fire Department has been on the scene – including Deputy Chief Robert Petrucelli and Assistant Chief Michael Caldaroni – and the building has been evacuated.
“This is yet another unfortunate fire in our city over the past several days. It’s also another example of our Fire Department and community coming together to ensure the safety of those who are put in harm’s way,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.
The front porch of the house has collapsed, but the fire is under control and there’s no damage to the surrounding buildings.
There were four civilian injuries, and all have been escorted to either Bridgeport Hospital or St. Vincent’s. Two female occupants jumped from the second floor window sustaining neck and back injuries. One female occupant ran out the front door and was injured slipping on ice. And, one male occupant was disoriented and successfully evacuated out of the front door by the Bridgeport Fire Department.
The Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority is on the scene and keeping those who have evacuated warm in the midst of cold weather conditions. A Mass Care and Rehab Staging Area is set up at the corner of River St. and Winston St. The Red Cross has also mobilized to help those displaced by the fire.
9:30ish–#Bridgeport CT–Firefighters are once again at the scene of a fire that destroyed an apartment house at 100 Lindley Street (near Chapin & Bangs Steel). Twitter account @Fire Watch reports a person was trapped on the second floor. There are no reports of injuries at this time. This is breaking news and any or all the report is subject to change. I’ll update this as soon as we receive a press release from the fire department.
6:44pm–#Fairfield CT–A department of public works truck has hit a utility pole on Black Rock Avenue. Wires are on the truck according to radio reports but are not sparking. The driver has been able to get out and says he is not injured. First responders on the way. UPDATE: Driver is NOT out of the vehicle, firefighters telling him to stay in and get UI to the scene immediately, there are live power lines energized on the truck.
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11:04am–#Milford CT–Milford continues to remain busy, this time with a gas leak at the Hampton Inn at 129 Plains Road. Firefighters have been called to this location previously, cause has always been located in the laundry room. Firefighters on the way. UPDATE: Turns out to be a faulty water heater this time
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