BRIDGEPORT — A mother remains in critical condition after she and her 2-year-old daughter were rescued from a fire in an apartment building.
Marisol Estrada, 43, remains at Bridgeport Hospital, a city public safety spokesman said Monday. Her daughter, Allianna Roman, also was in critical condition Sunday. Updated information about the child’s condition was not available Monday.
Emergency crews responded to the blaze at 223 Washington Ave. around 12:30 a.m. When they arrived, they found residents escaping the four-story brick building but learned there were still other people inside.
Even before lines were charged with water, firefighters entered the building and rescued two elderly people from the building, as well as the mother and 2-year-old girl who were inside the second-floor apartment where the fire started, according to a written release by a spokesman for the Bridgeport police and fire departments.
Estrada, who was unconscious, and her daughter were located by firefighters in “severe fire conditions with flames rolling on the ceiling above them,” the statement said. Both were taken through a window to an aerial ladder and ground ladders.
The child’s father, Jose Roman, 53, was outside and alerted firefighters that his family members were still inside. He also was injured; Roman was listed in good condition late Sunday at Bridgeport Hospital, the statement said. Another person was also taken to the same hospital and later released.
The child was flown to Shriners Hospital in Boston.
Fire officials and Mayor Bill Finch praised the effort, which came two days after the department battled a 5-alarm fire in the East End.
“It’s been a tough week for firefighters in Bridgeport that has put them to an unforeseen test,” Finch said in the release. “These firefighters will say they were ‘just doing their jobs.’ I disagree. I say their actions were heroic.”