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Bridgeport Fire Claims Three Lives

State Fire Marshal Expected to Investigate Scene Today

March 18, 2013

BRIDGEPORT — Investigators with the state Fire Marshal’s Office are expected to be on the scene today of a blaze that killed three children in a village apartment building....

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Mar-19-13 1:40 PM

Three children died, ladder and corners, water break, had to let water just run, lost a lot of water it sounds. This is going to hurt the this little city. Was it a meth lab? Was it electrical? Do they have any idea-because without, how will this be prevented. How many were rescued, did other children get out, what do the parents need right now? Too many questions-no answers. I know there are plenty of slumlords in this area. Is there a place for tennants to report potential hazards when landlords do not respond. As a homeowner, I know that I dont always like spending the buck on necessary repairs but its life. If you want to rent property-you are responsible for safety of those renting. This is tragic that these children suffered and died.

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Mar-19-13 9:07 AM

Nice to know you would rather hear about them saving buildings than children. And no, I dont want to hear gory details about their deaths, but its sad that they are only mentioned in two sentences before the rest of the story goes on about too many corners and ladder trucks. I find that to be rather callous. No mention of how to help the family...or sympathy shown for the parents. I feel as though they made the story more about the fire than the lives it claimed.

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Mar-18-13 3:11 PM

According to the Times Leader, a local business owner said he heard from a friend of a friend that there was a meth lab in one of the apartments that blew up and started it. If the Times Leader is printing rumors and they turn out not to be true, then shame on them. However, if that's true, it's sad that these children suffered and perished because some adults living in that building were dirtbags.

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Mar-18-13 2:41 PM

Sad; older building, difficult to know whether the units had smoke detectors installed in those apartments or whether they were working. Old buildings, repurposed for apartments or poorly maintained and probably not up to whatever code exists in a small community like Bridgeport, the loss of three very young children who probably had no hope of an escape.

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Mar-18-13 1:46 PM

Tornado, I'd rather them save the whole*****block than have the gas stations nearby set ablaze and the perhaps have MANY more deaths.

What did you want from this article? Graphic information on the children that died in the fire?

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Mar-18-13 11:53 AM

this is very sad and i think if it was caused by bad electrical wiring that casey coyne should be held responsible,I was in them apartments last summer and the wiring was a nightmare,he was asked by all the tennants to have it looked at and fixed and he said all he was worried about was getting his rent,this was a tradgey waiting to happen and could have been prevented.

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Mar-18-13 9:35 AM

"Without the ladder truck the whole block could have been gone." " many walls and tight corners..." blah blah blah...Seriously? Three children died...Id much rather hear that the whole of Bridgeport burned to the ground. But no, lets be glad they saved the block. Good job. Smh...

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