|Smoking Materials Believed Cause of Pittsfield Fire|
|Staff Reports, iBerkshires|
09:25PM / Sunday, September 20, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters rescued several pets from a house fire on Sunday afternoon..
Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said the report of a structure fire at 46 Brenton Terrace came in at 3:30 p.m.
"Upon arrival, Engine 1 found heavy fire showing on the front porch beginning to extend to the inside of the three-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling," Garner wrote in his report. "All occupants were accounted for and fire personnel rescued two dogs and one cat during operations."
The response included the Engine 1 crew extinguishing the fire, Engine 3 providing the water supply, Tower 1 ventilating the building, Engine 6 conducting the primary search and Engine 5 as the rapid intervention crew.
The cause of the blaze is believed to be the improper disposal of smoking materials. Damage to the house is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.
A total of four people were displaced by the fire and were being assisted by the American Red Cross.