Simultaneous calls stretch short-staffed Bridgeport firefighters

  • Source: WJRT-TV ABC 12 Flint
  • Published: 05/30/2023 11:14 PM

The Bridgeport Township Fire Department was stretched thin with simultaneous calls for a deadly crash and a house fire at the same time Monday. Firefighters were responding to the deadly crash on Dixie Highway when the house fire broke out on Olive Street in another part of town. One firefighter sustained minor injuries in the fire when a floor partially collapsed. Four people were in the home when the fire broke out and they were able to escape without injuries. The injured firefighter was doing OK Tuesday, but he is also putting the word out that a number of smaller fire departments could use more help. Spaulding Township Fire Lt. Nick Conklin, who is a volunteer, was fighting the Olive Street fire when the second floor collapsed and he fell about 8 feet. "Like a ton of bricks, went right down. There was no stopping it," Conklin said.


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