This time of year it seems with the weather getting colder, that more apartment fires occur because of folks using space heaters, or even their stoves to stay warm. People need to be very careful when using these so you and your family stay safe.

Fire officials are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that left one man injured and trapped on the second floor of a home.

Engines 5,3, Tower 1, and Car 2 responded to 483 Pecks road 12:04 PM on Friday, smoke was coming from the home and neighbors said a resident may be in the apartment on the second floor, Deputy Chief Ron Clement said in a media report.

Firefighters entered the apartment building at 483 Pecks Road and saw Engine 5 crew found “heavy fire and high heat conditions” in the second-floor kitchen and the E-3 crew then found an unresponsive man in the living room.

The patient was removed from the building and transported to Berkshire Medical Center by Action Ambulance. No Firefighter injuries or casualties were reported.

The apartment was heavily damaged by fire, heat, and water. A second apartment was also damaged by the fire. The release does not say how many people were displaced.

The cause of the fire is unknown and was being investigated by the Pittsfield Fire Investigation Unit along with officials from the State Fire Marshall's Office.

The fire is still under investigation.

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