AP NEWS
Click to copy
Click to copy

Report: 2 set Bridgeport store on fire with owner inside

Staff reportsMay 28, 2019

BRIDGEPORT - Police are looking for two people who are believed responsible for setting a store on fire Sunday night, News 12 reports.

The owner of Wood’s Mart Variety on Wood Avenue tells News 12 he was inside when the fire broke out.

Jamal Ahid said the suspects deliberately poured gas on the store and set it aflame while he was behind the register.

He ran out of the store unharmed.

Doing it Local reports firefighters found fire along with arcing electrical lines and fireworks going off inside the store. Firefighters had the bulk of the fire knocked out.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.