1:22pm–#Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport Firefighters responded to significant house fire at about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. No serious injuries were reported.

The fire happed at 951-953-959 Capitol Ave. in a three-story, three-family house.

Assistant Fire Chief Ivan Fossesigurani said firefighters leaving the station on Congress Street could see smoke in the distance and, on arrival, encountered heavy fire coming from the second and third floors. He estimated the flames were shooting more than 25 feet into the air.

Four fire engines, two ladder trucks and an assistant and deputy chief responded. An addition ladder and engine were staged in case additional resources were needed.

Firefighters learned that all occupants had escaped the house but conducted primary and secondary searches of the interior to make certain. An hour after the fire was first reported, firefighters continued to look for hotspots and hidden fire.

The home, Fossesigurani said, had at some point been renovated, created hidden voids that firefighters had to locate and extinguish any fire.

The American Red Cross responded. An estimated eight people were displaced, including six adults and two children.

Photo  Credit  Kristin Stunzi
Photo Credit Kristin Stunzi

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