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11 women, baby homeless after Bridgeport shelter fire

Eleven women and a baby are homeless after a fire tore through a shelter in Bridgeport. Shelter staff credits smoke alarms and a good Samaritan for helping the victims make it out of the building alive.

News 12 Staff

Sep 24, 2014, 12:24 AM

Updated 3,555 days ago

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Eleven women and a baby are homeless after a fire tore through a shelter in Bridgeport.
Shelter staff credits smoke alarms and a good Samaritan for helping the victims make it out of the building alive.
Fire officials say the fire was fully involved when they arrived at the Women's ReEntry Ministries at around 10 p.m. Monday.
They believe it started on the rear porch, and have deemed it suspicious. Officials say they have a person of interest.
The assistant fire chief estimates $30,000 worth of damage was done to home.
Queenie Mims, the director of the Women's ReEntry Ministries, says the building is a shelter for women battling drug and alcohol addiction.
The women have been placed in temporary homes.
 


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