Food truck destroyed by fire on Barnum Avenue and Brooks Street in Bridgeport

Officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a food truck last night in Bridgeport. The fire started at the intersection of Barnum Avenue and Brooks

Firefighters say five other vehicles were damaged by the fire.

Firefighters say five other vehicles were damaged by the fire. (10/26/13)

BRIDGEPORT - Officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a food truck last night in Bridgeport.

The fire started at the intersection of Barnum Avenue and Brooks Street at around 9:00 p.m. Firefighters say the truck had been vandalized on Thursday.

Authorities say the fire may have been intentionally set.

"Thursday night, they broke into it," said owner Lorenzo Ely. "Stole all my food, my generator, and they came back last night and finished it off."

Ely says that the most upsetting part of this incident is that the vehicle was brand new and a major investment.

No one was hurt in the fire, but firefighters say five other vehicles were also damaged.

Local businesses have set up a fund to help get Ely back on his feet.
 

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Bridgeport Fire Fund

The Lorenzo Ely Fire Recovery Fund
1219 Reservoir Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Call : 203 395-8066

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