|Six People Displaced, Kitten Rescued After Pittsfield Fire
|11:50AM / Sunday, February 11, 2024
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Six people are homeless after a first-floor fire in their apartment building Saturday on South Atlantic Avenue.
No one was injured and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Firefighters were called at about 4:11 a.m. on Saturday for a reported structure fire at 17-19 South Atlantic. They found heavy fire was showing from the first floor, according to Deputy Chief Matthew Noyes.
A second alarm was called and, in all, in Engines 1, 3, 5 and 6 responded. Crews performed primary and secondary searches of the building and a
kitten was located and transferred to a medic crew for care.
The fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes. Six residents were displaced and were being assisted by the American Red Cross.