Gas explosion rocks Bridgeport home

Bridgeport firefighters are on the scene of a house explosion and fire on Merritt Street.Fire officials say they believe a gas explosion in the basement

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport firefighters are on the scene of a house explosion and fire on Merritt Street.

Fire officials say they believe a gas explosion in the basement sparked a fire.

They say they can't get into the basement right now because the gas is still on.

Neighbors say the home has been vacant for four months.

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