House fire on Bridgeport’s West End leaves several families displaced

Bridgeport Fire Chief Lance Edwards said the fire started in the multifamily home on Lenox Avenue around 9 a.m. on Monday.

Frank Recchia and Robyn Karashik

Jan 22, 2024, 5:09 PM

Updated 125 days ago

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Fire officials said several families have been displaced after a house fire ripped through a multifamily home on the West End of Bridgeport.
One resident said it was a miracle his neighbors and him weren't home at the time.
"The first thing I said, I'm glad it was not in the night because if it was, somebody would have gotten hurt here," said Hens Ford.
Bridgeport Fire Chief Lance Edwards said the fire started in the multifamily home on Lenox Avenue around 9 a.m. on Monday. The fire first broke out on the first floor, then quickly spread to the second and third floors.
They say the house has been standing for well over a century, but was no match for the fire.
"Once it gets into the walls, it's very easy for it to travel from the first, second, all the way up to the attic," said Edwards.
Firefighters crawled through a third-floor window and into the attic in an attempt to put out the flames.
"I saw fire engines coming. They were rushing past, seemed like they were in a hurry," said Anthony Rogers.
Rogers, who lives around the corner, said he'll be reaching out to those impacted by the fire to see how he can help. He also said he's grateful no lives were lost. According to officials, no injuries were reported.
Edwards said due to the extensive damage, residents will not be able to return to the house. The cause is under investigation.


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