One Person Airlifted To Mass General After Pittsfield Fire
The Pittsfield Fire Department was dispatched to 25 Hubbard Avenue around 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning for a reported structure fire. While en route, more calls came in that a person was trapped in the basement.
Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke coming from the structure confirming a fire in the basement. Three family members were able to get out of the home but told firefighters that their daughter was trapped in the basement, according to a media release by the Pittsfield Fire Department.
After an aggressive search in extreme conditions, firefighters were able to locate the female victim in a first-floor bathroom. The victim was still breathing and was rushed to BMC, then airlifted to Mass General Hospital in Boston with life-threatening injuries.
One firefighter was also transported to BMC with a knee injury while searching for the victim, requiring eight stitches.
The home suffered major fire, smoke, and heat damage estimated at over $50,000. The cause is still under investigation.
Mutual aid was provided by Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Dalton, and Lenox fire.
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