Neighbors and firefighters helped a child and elderly resident escape when their home on Wayne Street in Bridgeport went up in flames Thursday afternoon, according to public safety spokesperson Bill Kaempffer.
The house at 657 Wayne Street caught fire shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday. Neighbors helped a child from the burning builiding, and Fire Commissioner James Meszoro rescued an elderly tenant, Kaempffer said.
The third floor of home suffered heavy smoke and fire damage. It's not clear if this is where the fire broke out.
Authorities are investigating to determine the cause of the blaze.