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Women rescued from Re-Entry Ministries fire meet good Samaritan that saved them

Almost two weeks after a fire gutted a women's shelter in Bridgeport, shelter leaders met the anonymous man who came to their rescue. Leaders met David Tooley on Saturday, whom they only knew as a

News 12 Staff

Oct 5, 2014, 2:07 AM

Updated 3,546 days ago

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Almost two weeks after a fire gutted a women's shelter in Bridgeport, shelter leaders met the anonymous man who came to their rescue.
Leaders met David Tooley on Saturday, whom they only knew as a good Samaritan when he saved them in the fire at the Re-Entry Ministries shelter.
Bridgeport firefighters say 11 women and a baby were inside the shelter when flames sparked. The women inside didn't know the building was on fire until Tooley, who happened to be driving by on his way to work, alerted them.
Tooley says the back of the first two floors were totally engulfed in flames. He says he rescued the women and left without thinking much about it.
Officials are still looking for a cause for the fire. In the meantime, the shelter is still displaced.


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