Two houses catch fire on Orchard Street


BRIDGEPORT — Just before 3 a.m. Saturday, a city police officer on routine patrol spotted two houses on fire on Orchard Street.

Assistant Fire Chief Ismael Pomales told us they got ahead of the fire and did not let it get ahead of them. The fire appears to have started in the back left corner of a vacant house and to the occupied house next door.

The Red Cross was originally called to the scene but soon cancelled. No firefighters or civilians were injured in the blaze and fire officials have begun their investigation into the cause.

Jeff Bustraan