Pittsfield Fire To The Rescue, This Time Saving Family Dog
Is it just me or does it seem like there has been an inordinate amount of local fires lately? Yesterday, Pittsfield Firefighters had another blaze to battle, this time on Linden Street.
According to a media statement from the Pittsfield Fire Department, on Tuesday night, September 14, at approximately 7:25 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to 110 Linden Street for a reported structure fire. Luckily, the fire was noticed by an off-duty Lieutenant of the Pittsfield Fire Department.
According to the media statement, crews of firefighters and police officers were at the scene. Also, road closures were announced from Linden to Francis Avenue and Daniels Avenue.
Smoke was coming from the second floor and eaves of the structure when firefighters arrived on the scene. There was also a moderate fire in the back of the second floor that was visible.
Thankfully all of the building's occupants had made it outside safely. However, the family dog was still inside. PFD to the rescue! Firefighters climbed a ladder to the second floor of the structure and found the beloved dog hiding under a bed. The dog was rescued with no injuries.
Some more good news. Even though there was about $30,000 in damages, the majority of the home was saved. Fire and heat damages were limited to the back half of the second-floor apartment.
Red Cross and Salvation Army personnel were on hand to aid the home's occupants and firefighters on the scene. The PFD Fire Investigation Unit is still looking into the exact cause of the fire.