Bridgeport, Connecticut Firefighters Battle Blaze

BRIDGEPORT, CT - Shortly before midnight, on November 1st, a fire was reported in a 3-story wood frame house on the corner of Park and Austin in the city's South End.

Bridgeport's Engine-3 was first on scene reporting the 3-story wood frame had heavy fire showing from first floor and extending upward to the second quickly.

Engine-3 also reported shortly after that they had several victims hanging out of windows in the rear of the structure, as well as several on the rear roof.

A rescue attempt, as well as an aggressive interior attack was started immediately. Minutes later, all occupants, mostly University of Bridgeport students, were out of the structure and accounted for.

Two of the students ended up with minor injuries from jumping out of the second floor to escape the fire.

The blaze severely damaged the historical house and was determined to be suspicious.

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