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Fire Displaces Four Pittsfield Families
By Andy McKeever,
07:53PM / Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The flames poked through the roof of the building but Engine 5's crew controlled the blaze.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Four families are displaced after a fire caused significant damage to a Cherry Street apartment building.

But quick work and awareness from the firefighters ultimately saved the building. 

Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said firefighters were dispatched to 2-4 Cherry Street at about 6:30 Wednesday night for the reported fire and almost immediately after arriving, it was reported that the fire was out.   That wasn't the case.   "Upon arrival, we were advised that it was out. Engine 3 was the

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Pittsfield Police Warns of Phone Scam
Staff Reports,
01:28PM / Tuesday, January 15, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are warning residents of a phone scam.   The department received a complaint on Monday that woman received a call asking for donations on behalf of the department. The caller asked the woman for her credit card information. Police, however, say that neither the Pittsfield Police Officers Union Local 447 nor the Pittsfield Police Supervisors Union Local 447S is currently running a fundraiser.   The woman did not give her credit card information and Police urge others to do the same.    "As always, we urge residents to err on the side of caution if you are unsure of any calls you may receive asking for

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Crane Collision in Adams Sends One to Hospital
01:19PM / Friday, January 11, 2019
ADAMS, Mass. — A Thursday morning accident sent one person to the hospital and caused a spill of hydraulic fluid at Specialty Minerals Inc.    The Adams Fire Department, Adams Ambulance, and Adams Police were detailed to Columbia Street at 6:38 a.m. Thursday for report of a vehicle versus crane accident with injuries.    According to the report by the Fire Department, a box truck had struck the crane at the entrance to Specialty Minerals Inc. The operator of the box truck was injured and still in the vehicle. The crane operator did appear to be injured.    The crane was hit near its hydraulic tank, causing a large spill.

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Firefighters Battle Large Apartment Fire in North Adams
Staff Reports,
02:01PM / Tuesday, January 08, 2019

  : Tuesday’s fire at 246-248 Houghton St. has been determined accidental, according to State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Fire Chief Stephen A. Meranti.   The fire started in the front bedroom in a top floor apartment (the building is on an incline with apartments on the ground, first and second floor). The cause will remain officially undetermined, as investigators cannot eliminate smoking or a space heater as the specific cause. The space heater itself was too badly damaged in the fire to determine if it malfunctioned. The building is considered a total loss.   Working smoke alarms

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Teenager Shot In Pittsfield Sunday Night
Staff Reports,
03:48PM / Monday, December 31, 2018
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A teenager was hospitalized after being shot on Franco Terrace.   Police responded to the area at about 5:30 p.m. to find the 15-year-old man suffering from what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Emergency medical technicians transported him to Berkshire Medical Center where he is currently being treated.   Police are asking for anybody with information regarding the incident to contact the detective bureau at 413-448-9705, through the drug tips hotline at 413-448-9708, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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