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Food truck destroyed in late-night fire

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Bridgeport fire crews are investigating a suspicious blaze that consumed a food truck on the East Side late Tuesday night. The fire was reported at about 10:30 p.m. on Barnum Avenue near East Main Street. Firefighters quickly called for backup units becausee the food truck had a 100-pound propane tank attached to it that created […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire

Car collides with fire truck, flees

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Bridgeport police are looking for a car that reportedly sideswiped a city fire truck and kept driving Friday night. The accident was reported in the 400 block of Bishop Avenue. There were no reports of injuries to the firefighters or major damage to the fire truck. Scanner reports described the car as an older white […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Fire

Man hailed as hero after house fire

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A city man was hailed as a hero Friday afternoon for helping to get several people out of a smoky East Side home after a small fire broke out near the boiler. As the four-family home filled with smoke around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Carlos Matos alerted the residents of 551 Park Street, helping to get […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire

Car hits pedestrian, both leave the scene

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A person was reportedly struck by a hit-and-run driver near Bridgeport’s bus station, but it was unclear whether the victim had been found Tuesday night. The collision was reported at about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Water Street and Fairfield Avenue. A witness who said they followed the driver described the vehicle as a […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Fire

Attic fire surprises homeowner

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City fire crews are working to determine the cause of a small fire that caught the homeowner by surprise Tuesday evening. Bridgeport resident Nancy Brandt said she was driving home when she spotted what she thought was smoke coming from roof of 1245 Capitol Avenue. She said she drove home, then returned to the scene and […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire

Milford Hospital stages disaster drill

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The scenario for the practice event was a motor vehicle accident involving a car and school bus carrying approximately 20 students. [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Fire, Health, Milford

Fire crews charge into fire–quietly

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When a vehicle fire was reported Wednesday on the Mill Plain Road on-ramp to Interstate 95 in Fairfield, the caller had a special request: no sirens, please. The reason? A horse. The fire, reported at about 3 p.m., was reportedly on a truck towing a horse trailer with a horse inside. Several rescue units were dispatched, […] [Read More]
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Man freezes to death in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — A 53-year-old man was found dead under the snow outside his house on Old Town Road Saturday afternoon, officials said. Police and firefighters were dispatched to a house on Old Town Road near Park Avenue at about 12:20 p.m. on what was described as possible hypothermia cardiac arrest. The man was pronounced dead at […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Fire, weather