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One Injured in Adams House Fire
By Stephen Dravis,
01:25PM / Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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The fire call came in at about 11:15 Wednesday morning.

The Adams Fire Department used its ladder truck to douse the residence from above.

Power lines in the residential neighborhood made it necessary for firefighters to move their ladder truck to change the angle of attack.

At its peak, the fire's smoke could be seen for miles.
ADAMS, Mass. -- One person was injured in a house fire on East Jordan Street near the intersection with Hayer Street on Wednesday morning.
Adams Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the owner of the residence was taken to Berkshire Medical Center by Northern Berkshire EMS with burns from the blaze, which was reported at about 11:15 on Wednesday morning.
"He was able to get the dog and three kids out of the house," John Pansecchi said. "We were able to confirm everyone was out of the house."
The cause of the fire was still under investigation. Pansecchi said he believed it originated with either a wood stove or pellet stove at the residence.
Firefighters from Adams, North Adams, Cheshire and Savoy responded to the scene. Several other departments were ready to respond but were canceled because they were not needed, Pansecchi said.
By about 12:30 on Wednesday afternoon, the fire was mostly under control. Adams Fire Department was repositioning its ladder truck to avoid power lines near the home and extinguish the remaining hot spots.
"There was so much fire when we got here, it was more of an attack from the outside," Pansecchi said. "We couldn't go in. There was too much fire inside. It wasn't safe."
No injuries to firefighters were reported to the chief as of 12:30, he said.
Pansecchi said that the town's Water Department, National Grid and Berkshire Gas were on scene to assist in the effort.
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