Bridgeport fire destroys abandoned house, scorches home next door

A ferocious fire nearly gutted an abandoned house and then scorched the home next door early this morning in Bridgeport.Police say the fire started on the second floor of 143 Orchard St. at around 3 a.m, and then spread to the house next door.Neighbors say no one has lived at 143 Orchard St. for years.No one was injured in the blaze.The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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