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2-alarm fire burns at Bridgeport's P.T. Barnum Apartments

14 families, totaling over 30 people, are displaced by the fire

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — 14 families, totaling over 30 people, have been forced from their homes Saturday night by a 2-alarm fire, possibly started by illegal fireworks.

The fire started about 8:30 p.m. in Building 8 of the P.T. Barnum Apartments on Bird Street. 

The building holds approximately 20 units in the building according to fire officials. 

Everyone made it out safely, but officials are still assessing fire, smoke and water damage to determine how many, if any, residents will be allowed to remain in the building. 

Officials say initial reports indicate it was started by fireworks.

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