BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport business owners are trying to pick up the pieces left behind by a devastating fire yesterday morning.

Officials say the flames erupted in the basement of Marty's Brick Oven Pizza on Fairfield Avenue. Two businesses were destroyed, while three others were severely damaged and 13 people were forced from their homes.

The owners of the pizza shop, which only opened a month ago, say everything has been lost. They say they are hoping to rebuild and reopen as soon as possible.

Officials say they are still investigating the cause of the fire.