Bridgeport leaders hold fire safety meeting

BRIDGEOPRT - Bridgeport community leaders and lawmakers came together Friday afternoon to discuss ways to prevent fatal fires like the one that killed a 22-year-old woman and her three children last week.

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch says the participants of the fire safety meeting formed a special task force to ensure Tiana Black and her young children did not die in vain at the P.T. Barnum housing complex.

Members of the task force spent much of the afternoon developing a plan that includes increasing fire education at Longfellow Elementary School, providing all residents of the P.T. Barnum housing complex with additional fire training, and reviewing building codes.

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