Seven people were displaced after a fire at a multi-family house in Bridgeport early Friday morning that firefighters were able to prevent from spreading to other homes.
Firefighters were called to a fire in the 200 block of French Street around 3:30 a.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters found "heavy fire" pouring out of the three-family home, however, all the residents had gotten out of the house safely.
Firefighters did search the residence to make sure no one was still left in the home, officials said.
Each of the three floors and the roof were damaged by fire, officials said. It is unclear where the fire started.
"Firefighters battled through very difficult circumstances and did an exceptional job," said Bridgeport Deputy Fire Chief Ismael Pomales. "With the (building) exposures and volume of fire, the outcome could have been worse."
The home sustained "extensive damage," officials said. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced.
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