Fire damages central Bridgeport home again

A smoky basement fire on a small street in the central part of the city tied up traffic for about an hour Tuesday night.

Police officers on patrol in the area first reported smoke billowing from the two-and-half-story home on Madison Court, a narrow road that connects Madison Avenue and Catherine Street.

Several fire trucks rumbled in the area and crews quickly knocked down the blaze, although smoke wafted over several surrounding streets as crews ventilated the home.

Assistant Fire Chief Robert Morton said no one was hurt in the incident; firefighters determined that the home, which is at 6 Madison Court, was vacant and had been damaged in a previous fire.

Madison Court itself is a small street, but police had to block parts of both North Avenue and Grand Street near the scene as fire crews laid down hoses to hydrants in the fire.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Tuesday night.

The building at 6 Madison Court was one of five set on fire on Dec. 24, 2012. The cause of those fires is still under investigation more than a year later.


Wes Duplantier