Fire at Cambridge St. Fairfield

Fire broke out shortly after 9:30pm

Shortly after 9:30 pm Friday nigh firefighters received a call for a house fire at 78 Cambridge Street.  A police officer arrived on the scene first and confirmed to firefighters that the homeowner evacuated the home and the house was empty of occupants.  Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola told us that they still did a primary search and found and rescued the homeowner’s cat which suffered no ill effects.  The homeowner was taken to the hospital just as a precaution.   Gomola said the fire was confined to the first floor of the home but some fire did extend behind the walls and the cedar shingles.  No firefighters were injured battling the blaze.

2 Cars In 2 Houses In 2 Minutes In Bridgeport

Firefighters were very busy Friday afternoon. Shortly after 2:15pm firefighters were called to761 for a car that crashed into a garage.  The driver told us the accelerator got stuck.  She took out the iron railings on the porch and then hit the garage causing structural damage; The building inspector was called to the scene.  About two minutes later firefighters were called to two blocks away to the intersection of Grand Street and James Street for a car that jumped the curb, hit a chained linked fence and into a house.  The car did not make entry into the home.  The driver was unconscious when police arrived, was briefly in custody and then sent to the hospital, the extent of his injuries or what caused the crash are unknown.

Hawks Swooping On Ludlowe Students

Fairfield–Parents of Ludlowe Middle School students are receiving letters from the school regarding a hawk or hawks swooping down on students:

Greetings Parents – I would like to notify you about a situation we are managing here regarding a number of Hawks which have taken up residency on our campus. There have been some instances where the Hawks have swooped down on several of our students and a individual in the neighborhood who was riding her bicycle. We are working closely with the Fairfield Police DepartmentLudlowe Middle School . The FFPD is working closely with the Department of Environmental Protection and Fairfield Animal control. Please be assured that there have been no injuries and the number of students who have been impacted are minimal. I will continue to keep you posted and thank you for your support.

Although no nests have been found on campus authorities are working with animal control to locate them.

2 Cops Injured & 7 Arrested At Club Azure

Police had their hands full with large gathering at Club Azzure on Wood and Elmwood Ave around 11:30 Thursday night.   An officer on the scene estimated of over 500 in the club and in the parking lot.  One officer was injured when he was punched in the eye and one officer got caught up in some pepper spray and had to be treated.   One woman was taken to the hospital for a bite to her leg from the police dog.   A minimum of seven arrests were made and the police prisoner transport van  was called to the scene.  The club was closed and peace restored by midnight.   All officers were accounted for at special roll call taken at 12:18am.  Remaining patrons told me the large gathering was due to college student’s first week back to school.  The crowd consisted mainly of white males in the early 20s.  Taxi cabs had a flurry of business transporting the students back to campuses.

From the sound of the scanner calls the scene did not sound safe and I did not want bring my camera in a situation that could have cited further problems for police.  I arrived after most of the mayhem had been cleared.

Car Crash Comes To Rest On Barlow Rd. Home

Shortly after 2pm Thursday a two car crash left to cars on the lawn of 518 Round Hill Road. The accident occurred at the intersection of Round Hill and Barlow Road near Fairfield University. Witnesses tell us it appeared the car driven by the woman MAY have had a seizure or medical condition. They said it appeared that she was trying to pass two car at the stop sign. She was transported to the hospital. The driver of the car that was struck said he was fine. Police are investigating.

Car Fire I-95 Fairfield

Fairfield Fire Department responded to a reported car fire on I-95 Southbound near
exit 24.  Engine 2, ladder 2 and car 3 arrived to find a minivan fully involved with fire on
the right hand breakdown lane. The driver was not in the vehicle, she was sitting in a Connecticut State Police vehicle.  Engine 2 and ladder 2 shutdown the right 2 lanes of the highway to attack the fire. Engine 2 used an 1 ¾ inch hand line to extinguish the fire. Engine 3 was also called to the seen to supply additional water.
The cause of the fire appears to have been accidental, and under investigation.

House Fire On Johnson Street Bridgeport

Around 6:40pm firefighters were called to 59 Johnson Street for a structure fire. Although an abandoned house, firefighter were told that someone ran back in to the second floor but after primary and secondary search turn up nothing. X Assistant Fire Chief Ivan Fossesigurani told us firefighters faced challenges with the fire containing itself in walls and behind the cedar shingles under the siding on the house. The house to the right of the house had some minor damage to shingles from the exposure to the heavy flames, but firefighters contained it to minor damage on the outside. The abandoned house received extensive damage. The arson squad was called in to investigate.

Pedestrain Struck in Westport

(Westport, CT) Today at approximately 6:45 am the Westport Police Department received a 9-1-1
call that a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Post Road East at Playhouse Square. The Westport Police, EMS and Fire Department responded and Emergency personnel treated the pedestrian at the scene and then transported her to Norwalk Hospital.

The pedestrian, Adrienne Garcia, age 45 of New Milford Connecticut was attempting to cross four lanes of traffic on Post Road East in the area of Playhouse Square when she was struck by a 2000 Mercedes SUV driven by Saul Gideon, age 60 of Norwalk Connecticut. According to witness statements the Mercedes was driving eastbound on the Post Road and turned left into Playhouse Square with a green traffic control light and impacted Garcia who was in the outside westbound lane of Post Road East.

Garcia suffered non-life threatening injuries. She was found at fault and issued an infraction ticket for
failure to Yield the Right of Way to a Vehicle when not crossing within a Crosswalk.