Fire wreckage torn down as officials seek clues
The Bridgeport home where three people died in a fire Friday has been torn down.
The charred remains of 2353 Fairfield Ave. were brought to the ground by crews as fire investigators scoured the scene Saturday looking for clues to the fire's origins.
Arturo Icelo, his wife Anayel and their 1-year-old were found dead in a second floor bedroom after firefighters extinguished the flames. Officials believe the family huddled together in the room before being overtaken by the fire. The couple's 12 and 15-year-old sons survived the inferno. They have left the hospital and are staying with relatives.
Bill Hoey of Catholic Charities says the church will help the family pick up the pieces from the tragedy.
"It's almost too much to take in," says Hoey. "Here we are right before one of the most blessed holidays of the year and a mother, father and son are taken away in one instant."
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