Bridgeport Fire Department

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Bridgeport, CT 92 Howard Ave commercial building:
11/23/19 Bridgeport, CT – West end companies arrived to find a one-story, block-long building heavily involved with fire through the roof. Companies went into service with 2 1/2″ hand lines, one tower ladder, and an aerial master stream fed by the fire boat. The fire was knocked down within fifteen minutes from time of arrival. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the fire marshals office.

Bridgeport fire truck at fire scene
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Bridgeport fire truck at fire scene
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Bridgeport fire truck at fire scene
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Bridgeport FD fire boat
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Bridgeport firefighters at fire scene
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Bridgeport firefighters at fire scene
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Bridgeport firefighters at fire scene
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Bridgeport 1165 Central Ave dwelling fire 02/05/17

Bridgeport, CT – Firefighters responded to 1165 Central Ave for a reported structure fire. Companies had a short drive as the firehouse is a block away. The second battalion arrived to find a three-story, Queen Ann style house with heavy smoke showing form the third floor. Companies attempted to make an interior attack, but were driven out by rapidly deteriorating conditions. One wheelchair-bound female was removed during the primary search. Members withdrew and took a defensive posture as heavy fire took control of the third floor. Two ladder pipes and multiple master streams worked on darkening down the fire. The blaze took about an hour to bring under control. The resident was taken to the hospital and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Photos were taken with a Sony cybershot Dsc rx100. Glenn Duda

flames through roof of house on fire

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Bridgeport firefighter operating hose at fire scene

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Bridgeport firefighter operating hose at fire scene

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Bridgeport fire truck at scene with flames

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looking up a fire truck aerial ladder at night

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firefighters battle house fire at night

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Here are a few cell phone pics from a 3rd alarm I fought yesterday in the city. Glenn Duda

12/31/15 3rd alarm 215 Charles St. Bridgeport, CT – Companies were dispatched to a reported car fire in an underground garage of this large four story condominium complex . Upon their arrival they found multiple vehicles within the garage involved. Companies tried to make a push but were driven back by intense heat and heavy black smoke generated from the vehicles. Multiple attempts were made to flank the fire from different directions but were no avail. Companies had to be pulled from the structure. A second and third alarm was ordered as the fire spread throughout the complex. The fire took about six hours to bring under control. One hundred and twenty residents lost everything in the blaze. One third floor resident had to be rescued from his apartment via ladder. One firefighter sustained burns to his ears and was treated at the scene.

fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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fire trucks at an apartment building fire

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Bridgeport 71-75 Alanson Rd Condo Complex

11/08/15 Bridgeport, CT – East side companies were tied up on another box with a trash fire in an apartment complex. The responding companies could see smoke in the sky in the opposite as they turned out. Another box was transmitted for this job bringing companies from the other side of the city. The 1st Battalion arrived reporting a two and a half story, middle of the row, apartment complex with heavy fire throughout. Since companies had a longer response times, the fire gained considerable headway. Multiple lines were stretched and searches proved negative. Trucks opened up to find fire extending into the attic and into exposure 2a and 4a as companies continued with the interior attack. An additional engine and truck were special called. Firefighters were hampered venting due to a slate roof. Companies were eventually removed in order to allow the tower ladder to knockdown the heavy fire venting through the roof. The fire burned three units in this complex. No one was injured as a result of the blaze. Multiple people were left homeless. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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firefighters at night in tower ladder basket

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firefighter vents roof at night fire

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firefighters at fire scene

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fire through the roof of a row house

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fire through the roof with tower ladder basket

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fire truck at night fire scene

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firefighters at night engulfed in smoke

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Bridgeport, CT 255 Bradley St

11/03/15 Bridgeport, CT – This fire was called in by a police officer on routine patrol around 5:30pm. Engine 10 pulled into the block reporting heavy fire in the area. Truck 10 arrived to find a 2.5-story, wood frame, dwelling heavily involved on the number one side second floor and attic. Companies used a transitional attack and knocked down the heavy fire quickly followed by an interior attack. The house was occupied at the time of the fire, all searches proved negative . The fire was brought under control within forty five minutes with extensive overhaul . The cause of the fire is under investigation. Two firefighters received minor injuries fighting the blaze.

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firemen overhaul house fire

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night house fire scene

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firemen overhaul house fire

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firemen overhaul house fire

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09/12/15 Bridgeport, CT – A box was transmitted by fire alarm shortly before three a.m. for the report of a vacant dwelling fire in the area of Stratford and Hollister Avenues.  Firefighters from Engine 6 could see the fire from their quarters as they turned out.  Battalion 2 arrived reporting a two and a half story,wood-frame with heavy fire on the second and third floors.  Companies went defensive right away deploying multiple hand lines, two multiversals, and the tower ladder.  The fire was knocked down in about an hour.  The cause of the fire is suspicious.  For more photos got to www.allhandsworking.net

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Bridgeport CT fire trucks at night fire scene

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firefighters at night fire scene

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Pierce tower ladder working at night fire

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view of a fire scene at night

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night fire scene

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