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Six People Displaced, Kitten Rescued After Pittsfield Fire
11:50AM / Sunday, February 11, 2024
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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. 
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