May 30, 2023

Man Rescued from “Vacant” Building Fire in Bridgeport



Officials believe a man who suffered serious burns during a fire in Bridgeport this morning was homeless and set the fire to stay warm.

Firefighters responded to a fire in a vacant commercial building at 1150 Main St. at 3:37 a.m. and dispatchers received a report that a man was on fire inside the building.

Firefighters found him and had to use what police called cutting tools to get to him because of a locked metal security gate at the door.

The man was taken to the hospital to be treated for serious burns.

Firefighters said they’ve been seeing more cases like this because of the extreme cold.

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