Pittsfield Fire Responds to Duplex Blaze, Rescues Family Dog
Pittsfield Fire was back at it last night battling a structure fire on Linden St.
Multiple units were dispatched for a reported structure fire at 110 Linden St, reported by off-duty PFD Lieutenant at approximately 7:30 p.m. Upon arrival firefighters found smoke coming from the second floor and eves of the two-family home along with moderate fire visible in the rear of the second floor. The off-duty Lieutenant acted quickly getting occupants out of the building and assisting arriving units with the initial assessment of fire.
All occupants were out of the building but were pleading with firefighters to rescue their dogs. Engine 3 attacked the fire and established their own water supply, while Tower 1 vented the roof, and Engine 1 assisted with a backup line and accessing attic space.
Engine 5 entered the building via a ladder and assisted with locating the dog and rescuing him from under a bed without injury. Engine 2 responded to standby for the firefighter rescue team.
The fire remains under investigation by PFD Fire Investigation Unit. All PFD companies operated safely and efficiently to save a major portion of the home with no injuries, remaining on scene for approx 2-3 hours. A call-in Deputy Chief, Engine Co., and Ladder Co provided city coverage for the duration of the incident. Action ALS stood by at the scene and PPD assisted with traffic.
Red Cross and Salvation Army responded to aid adult male/female occupants and firefighters on scene.
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