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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]
Categories: Fire

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

Blaze destroys building on East Side

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Six engine and three ladder companies responded to the 3 a.m. blaze at 33 Knowlton St., which housed a woodworking company. Although some of the units were recalled at 7 a.m., it’s expected that firefighters will be on the scene for most of the day. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire, General

Good Samaritan helps snuff Bridgeport house fire

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Maurice Bacon was driving down Garfield Avenue in Bridgeport when he looked left and saw fire and smoke billowing from the second story porch of a three-family home. He parked and jumped out of the car. “Anybody in the house?” he hollered. Running toward the front door, he saw three people on the burning porch […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire

Motorcyclist struck by car in Stratford

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A motorcyclist was struck by a motor vehicle on Barnum Avenue near Bruce Avenue in Stratford about 6 p.m. Thursday. Asst. Fire Chief John Conway said the victim was injured, but his injuries appeared to be non-life threatening. No further information was available Thursday night. [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Fire, Stratford, Traffic