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House fire in Stratford

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Firefighters extinguished a kitchen fire at a duplex home on Wooster Street in Stratford about 4:15 p.m. Friday, according to the fire union’s Facebook page. No further information is available. [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Stratford

Fire at Westport middle school

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Press release from Westport Fire Department: Incident Date:  August 23, 2011   Time of Incident: 12:39 PM Incident Location:  Bedford Middle School-88 North Ave. Type of Incident:  Computer Hardware Fire nearloading dock Westport Firefighters were summoned to Bedford Middle School today at 12:39 PM for a report of a fire on the loading dock. Arriving Firefighters […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, Fire, Westport

Fire engine crushed in I-95 crash returns with new body to Stratford

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One of two fire trucks clobbered when struck by tractor-trailers on Interstate 95 during a snowstorm in January returned to the fire department’s headquarters Friday with a new body. Engine 1, a 2008 Smeal pumper and the department’s newest apparatus, is fully repaired. On Friday evening Acting Fire Chief Brian Lampart said he expected to launch the rig into service […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Stratford

Fire at abandoned factory

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Bridgeport firefighters quickly knocked down a fire at an abandonded factory on Hastings Street about 2 a.m. Sunday. Capt. Ed McCann said no one was in the building when firefighters arrived on the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire

Car fire on Barnum Avenue

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Bridgeport firefighters responded to a car fire about 6:10 p.m. Friday on Barnum Avenue near Seaview Avenue in Bridgeport. Andres Diaz said he was driving his Ford truck home from work when the engine caught fire. “I saw a little smoke and I thought it was my cigarette, because I was smoking,” said Diaz, a 69-year-old resident of […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Fire

Plane crashes at Sikorsky airport

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A small, single engine airplane carrying two passengers crashed at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford about 10:10 p.m. Saturday. Airport Manager John Ricci said the Piper Saratoga PA32-300 was attempting to land when the landing gear struck the blast fence. The impact of the crash severed the left wing, which burst into flames. The plane, with one […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Stratford

Crash on Post Road in Westport

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Press release from Westport Assistant Fire Chief Robert Kepchar: Incident Date: June 10, 2011        Time of Incident: 7:22 PM Incident Location: 1599 Post Rd. East Type of Incident: Two vehicle accident w/ injuries At 7:22 PM tonight, Westport Firefighters were summoned by Westport P.D. for smoke coming from a vehicle that was involved in a two […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Westport

Legislation backs paid firefighters serving as volunteers

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Volunteer firefighters in Ansonia battle an electrical fire in April. Photo: Brian A. Pounds/Connecticut Post. HARTFORD — The state House of Representatives has approved legislation that would prohibit municipalities from banning their paid firefighters from serving as volunteer firefighters in another municipality during their own personal time, according to state Rep. Linda M. Gentile, D-104th. […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, General

Arson ruled cause of Stratford fire

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A large fire that burned out the entire first floor of a two-story home on Light Street in Stratford Saturday afternoon has been ruled an arson. Initially, authorities believed the fire was caused by a natural gas explosion, Acting Fire Chief Brian Lampart said. But that theory was ruled out when a K-9 from the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Stratford

Firefighters rescue AT&T technician from bucket truck

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Press release from Westport Fire Department Asst. Chief Robert Yost: The Westport Fire Department answered a call for help at 4:49 p.m. Saturday from an ATT Technician who became stuck in the bucket truck he was working out of at 28 Prospect Road.  Truck Company 1 out of Head Quarters responded along with the Shift […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Westport