10:29pm–#Bridgeport CT–A car intentionally set on fire almost left 5 families homeless tonight.  Firefighters were called to a car fire in the driveway of 53 Butler Street.  When firefighters arrived they observed the fire had extended to the outside exposure of  47 Butler (left house) and 53 Butler (right house).  A quick response time and quick action by the firefighters prevented the fire from extending into the houses.

Witnesses told me that the fire was intentionally set by sticking a gas soaked rag into the gas tank, then pouring gasoline around the car before igniting it.  “I heard a loud pop and then I saw the flames.”    “A message was sent tonight” another witness told me “because if they wanted to kill someone they would have done it later when everyone was sleeping”.

The police and fire marshal was called to the scene to investigate further. The only damage was to the cars and the exterior of the two buildings.  No injuries were reported.


By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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