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Aerial drone video of Shelton fire ruins

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As the investigation continues into Monday’s four-alarm fire in downtown Shelton, a new image of the fire ruins has emerged. It’s a a video posted on Firegroundimages.com of an airborne drone flying above the ruins. The video was taken on Tuesday, the day after the fire that destroyed a half-block area of businesses and apartments. […] [Read More]
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Attic fire knocked down in Bridgeport

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Firefighters put out an attic fire on Beardsley Street around 6 a.m. Thursday. When they arrived they found a heavy file in the attic of the two and one-half story house located at 207 Beardsley Street. With 15 minutes, firefighters had the blaze under control. They were opening up the roof of the structure to […] [Read More]
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High winds cause Bridgeport scaffolding collapse

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High winds caused a portion of  building scaffolding to collapse in Bridgeport Tuesday morning. The collapse and the ripping off several sheets of building wrap closed a portion of State Street. No one was injured in the collapse. Winds were gusting up to 38 mph at the time of the collapse, around 9 a.m. Workers […] [Read More]
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School opening delayed in Bridgeport

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The cold weather has delayed the start of school in Bridgeport this morning. Bridgeport public schools, Bullard Havens and Bridge Academy all have 90-minute delays. [Read More]
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Shelton fire closes downtown streets

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From the Shelton Police Department: Downtown Traffic Update  The following is an update of closures and detours related to the ongoing fire investigation downtown: Intersections Closed Howe Ave and Bridge St Howe Ave and Cornell St Coram and Cornell St Coram from Cornell St to Fairmont Pl Center St from Long Hill Ave to Howe […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport garbage/recycling pickups continue this weekend

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The City of Bridgeport Department of Public Works is continuing garbage and recycling pickups this weekend. Residents whose pickups were scheduled for Thursday are being picked up today. Residents whose pickups were scheduled for Friday will be picked up Sunday. Public Facilities Director Jorge Garcia asks residents to place garbage and recycling containers at the […] [Read More]
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Fire damages Bridgeport apartment

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BRIDGEPORT–One seemed to be the number at this fire at 111 Arcadia Avenue this morning, according to Doing it Local.com. Firefighters fought a fire on the second floor and attic area in 1 degree temperatures. The fire reported first by police on routine patrol.  Firefighters chased hot spots and overhauled the fire past 3:15am. To […] [Read More]
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Delayed openings of Bridgeport city offices

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All City of Bridgeport offices will open at 11 a.m. today. Essential employees to the storm cleanup including Police, Fire, Public Works and specific City offices concerned with public health and safety are to report as scheduled. All City Senior Centers are closed today — Friday, Jan. 3.     [Read More]
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A snow plow works to keep a city street clean in Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 8th, 2013.

Bridgeport declares snow emergency

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From the City of Bridgeport: Due to the projected winter storm, Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency in the City beginning at 5 p.m. today. ALTERNATE STREET PARKING During a snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted Snow Emergency streets or be subject to fines and towing. Alternate side of the […] [Read More]
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A house at 15 High Meadow Road in Monroe was destroyed in a fire on Monday. The family was able to escape safely.

Family flees Monroe fire; house destroyed

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One day after a fire killed a Monroe man in his Osborn Lane home, another Monroe family has lost their home to fire. But this time everyone made it out safely. According to Kevin Catalano, fire department spokesman, the fire erupted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday at 15 High Meadow Road. The owner reported seeing […] [Read More]
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