Quick-thinking building manager saves apartments

A Bridgeport building manager used some quick thinking and a bang to save an apartment complex from going up in flames Friday.The fire broke out

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport building manager used some quick thinking and a bang to save an apartment complex from going up in flames Friday.

The fire broke out when building manager Rocco Guarnieri was behind the wheel of a snowplow in a parking lot underneath the Dean Place building. He says he was trying to clear the snow when the snowplow caught fire and then stopped moving. Guarnieri was unable to extinguish the fire so he had to come up with another solution.

?My fear was the building was going to catch on fire with people inside,? Guarnieri says. To prevent that from happening, he took a truck he had at the apartment complex and rammed it into the flaming snowplow.

Some residents are calling Guarnieri a hero for saving the building from the flames. However, the building manager says anyone would have done the same thing and he?s just glad no one was hurt.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing 1 VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing
2 Word on the Street: Reserved mall parking
3 VIDEO: Cyclists ride to raise money for affordable housing
News 12 the Bronx hit the streets to 4 Word on the Street: Paying for reserved parking
The town of Weston is in mourning following 5 Weston community mourns death of former H.S. track star

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE