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Kitchen Fire Forces 18 to Evacuate North Adams Building
04:50AM / Wednesday, March 18, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — An early morning fire forced the evacuation of about 18 people from a boarding house on Union Street.    The fire started in a back common kitchen on the top floor about 2 a.m. and spread up through a vent. It took almost two hours to ensure it was it completely out.   Fire Chief Stephen Meranti said the department was familiar with the building and has responded to burnt food in the past.    "This time it extend up into the exhaust fan got up into the area above the ceiling, it followed the ductwork," he said. "It was burning on top of the stove — that set the sprinklers off — but it

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North Adams First Responders Extricate Injured Girl From Ravine
Staff Reports,
05:48PM / Wednesday, March 04, 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — First responders rescued a teenager who fell and apparently broke her ankle or leg in the ravine behind Brayton Hill Apartments.    The initial call came in shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday of a girl who had fallen on the slope behind the apartment complex and could not be reached. The police, firefighters and ambulance personnel responded to the scene and shift Delta was called in to cover the fire station while two trucks were out.    Fire Lt. Michael Sherman said there were muddy and wet conditions on the banking down toward the river. Because of the conditions, the first-responders used a litter basket and line to reach

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Fire Destroys North Street Home in North Adams
By Tammy Daniels,
07:52AM / Saturday, February 29, 2020

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A two-family home at the corner of Cady and North streets went up in flames Saturday morning.    Fire Chief Stephen Meranti said the call came in at 5:12 a.m. for a possible structure fire, which was confirmed by police reaching the scene. Northern Berkshire EMS personnel said they had headed up from the department's headquarters on Harris Street on hearing the call and found the structure fully involved with flames coming through the roof.    It was believed that all occupants had gotten out or were not in the building when the fire consumed the top floor and attic. Meranti said one occupant, who

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Man Sentenced to Life for Murder of Christa Steele-Knudslien
05:50PM / Thursday, January 23, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The murderer of Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien will spend life in prison.    Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court to second-degree murder in the death of his wife. Judge John Agostini sentenced him to life in state prison, with parole eligibility in 25 years.   Steele-Knudslien had killed Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien, his wife of less than a year, on the evening of Jan. 4, 2018, in their North Adams home by stabbing her and striking her with a hammer.    "I send my heartfelt condolences to those who loved Christa dearly and the entire transgender community who

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No Injuries & Minimal Damage in Mohawk Forest Fire
By Jack Guerino,
06:22PM / Friday, January 03, 2020

The fire was largely out by the time firefighters arrived but they had to determine it was completely doused and had not spread into the walls.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Firefighters responded to a fire in a Mohawk Forest apartment that was already mostly extinguished by the time they arrived.   The call came over the scanner just after noon Friday. Dispatch reported that smoke was seen bellowing out of apartment 34.   "We were right on scene and there was a little light haze of smoke down near the front door," Lt. Brent Lefebvre said. "We went into the building and found just some charring and some embers above the stove

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