Sugar House Destroyed In Fire
After a day spent battling downed wires and tree limbs as a result of yesterday’s high winds, emergency officials spent last evening battling a fire that broke out at Sweet Brook Farm in Williamstown.
IBerkshires.com reports that firefighters from Williamstown, North Adams, Hancock, New Ashford and Pownal responded to the fire, which broke out between 8pm and 9pm.
No one was injured in the blaze, which totaled the farm's barn and sugar house. Officials on the scene were concerned that the high winds would blow the fire into the farm's residence, about 50 feet away from the barn. They doused the home, successfully preventing it from igniting. Williamstown Fire Chief Craig Pedercini said that to his knowledge all the animals in the structure escaped.
The Community has rallied around the Sweet Brook Farm with a GO Fund Me Page.