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Pittsfield Firefighters Battling Stubborn Building Blaze
By Andy McKeever,
04:24PM / Thursday, May 23, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters are battling a stubborn fire in a four-family home on Tyler Street on Thursday afternoon. 

  Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said at about 4 p.m. that he expected to be on the scene for at least the next few hours if not all night.    "We've got a very stubborn fire in the attic right now, we're not sure where exactly that fire started," said Czerwinski, an hour or so after the call came in. "It looks like it may have been rolling on the front porch when we arrived and extended up into the attic."    Crews were moving a second aerial truck into the back yard to bring more

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Pittsfield Firefighters Snuff Back-to-Back House Fires
By Andy McKeever,
09:14PM / Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A police officer talks with children at the Wahconah Street fire.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters quickly snuffed out two back-to-back minor fires on Wednesday night -- but they were serious enough displace a dozen people.    The first was a dryer fire on South Onota Street that displaced two families, a total of eight people.   "It looked like it was just overheated," said Deputy Chief Tom Sammons. "Now again, that got out of the dryer and started a little bit of the surroundings on fire. ... So we pulled an inch and three-quarter line there, knock down the fire that was coming out of the dryer, removed the

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Hinsdale Police Searching For Missing Woman
Staff Reports,
02:05PM / Friday, May 17, 2019

The woman was last seen on Smith Road Wednesday morning. HINSDALE, Mass. — Police are asking for help locating a woman who went missing Wednesday morning.   Jacqueline Coutinho was last seen on Smith Road at about 10:15 on Wednesday morning. Police and emergency responders have been searching for her for three days now but have been unable to find any clues to her whereabouts.   Anyone with information about where Coutinho might be to are asked to contact police at 413-655-0201.   Police Chief Susan Rathbun said there nothing to suggest anything nefarious happened nor is there any indication of that the woman was suffering

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Pedestrian Pinned Under Pickup Truck at Third Thursday
By Andy McKeever,
06:08PM / Thursday, May 16, 2019

Firefighters were able to extricate the victim from under the vehicle.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Third Thursday-goer was run over and pinned beneath a vendor's pickup truck on Thursday.

Police said the details of exactly what unfolded are still under investigation but 75-year-old Neil Atlas of Lenox was taken to Berkshire Medical Center with "serious but not life-threatening injuries."

The truck was driven by a juvenile, police said, who is not being named. The vehicle is registered to the Northeast Old  Fashion Soda Co.

"The vehicle is a Third Thursday vendor vehicle. The vehicle was being used for the set up for one of the

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Camper Destroyed By Fire at Lanesborough Campground
By Andy McKeever,
07:23PM / Friday, May 10, 2019
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A camper at Mount Greylock Campsite Park was completely destroyed by fire Friday evening, on the first day of the season.   According to Fire Chief Charlie Durfee, the owner of the camper had arrived that day, set up the camper, put her stuff inside, and then left to go shopping. While she was out, the camper caught fire and the fire took off from there to a point firefighters had no chance of saving it.   "There was black smoke billowing in the sky, fully involved, we called Hancock Fire Department for their tanker. We had their tanker, our tanker, and our two engines," Durfee said.   Durfee said there was a

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