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30 Displaced by Two-Alarm Fire in Bridgeport

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

BRIDGEPORT, CT - On Monday, August 8th around 9:10 P.M., the Bridgeport ECC received a report of a structure fire in the 1400 block of Fairfield Ave. This "Charlie-7" assignment consisted of Engines 3, 4 and 7, Engine 1 as RIT, Ladders 5 and 11, Rescue 5, Safety Officer 1, and Battalions 1 and 2.

On arrival, Engine 4 reported fire showing from the third floor of a three-story brick apartment complex. Companies quickly made entry and started making their way to the fire while Ladder 11 went to the roof. Battalion 1, under the command of Captain Nick Esposito, transmitted a second-alarm around 9:30 P.M., bringing Engines 6 and 12, and Ladder 6 to the scene.

Companies were soon able to access the fire apartment and quickly knocked down the fire. Throughout the next hour, companies performed extensive overhaul and chased pockets of fire in the cockloft. The fire was declared under control around 10:50 P.M. The American Red Cross is assisting approximately 30 people that were displaced. There were no injuries reported. The Bridgeport Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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