Red Cross aiding dozens displaced by Bridgeport fire

BRIDGEPORT - Red Cross officials are assisting the victims who were displaced by a massive fire in Bridgeport early Thursday morning.

More than two dozen people are without homes following a fire that tore through a condominium complex near Beechmont Avenue and Main Street.

Witnesses say residents piled out onto their balconies for air, with some leaping to safety. Two people who jumped, as well as three others, were taken to the hospital.

Red Cross officials have set up a shelter at Blackham Middle School, but are still looking for new places for the victims to live.

There is no word yet on what caused the fire.

For extended footage of the Bridgeport condominium fire, click on iO Extra on Channel 612.

VIDEO: Early-morning fire at Beachmont condo complex

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