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Bridgeport firefighter recovers after battling fire

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A Bridgeport firefighter is recovering after officials say he was hospitalized for heat exhaustion after battling a house fire Tuesday night.

The fire happened just after 10 p.m. at a home on Stratford Avenue and Fifth Street.

Officials say the fire started in the back of the house and the home was vacant.

The firefighter was treated and released from the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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