On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at approximately 2:17 PM, members of the Pittsfield Police Department and Pittsfield Fire Department responded to 8 White Terrace for a structure fire. Firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the fire, though the building did suffer damage. No injuries were reported. As a result of the ensuing investigation, 43-year-old Pittsfield resident Joseph Stone was taken into custody and charged with one count of arson. Stone is expected to be arraigned tomorrow, Friday, September 17 at Pittsfield District Court.

Investigators did note that on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, members of PPD and PFD responded to a major structure fire at 6 White Terrace. 6 White Terrace and 8 White Terrace are neighboring multi-family apartment buildings located next to one another on the same side of the street.

The investigation into both fires is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Department, Pittsfield Fire Department, and Fire Marshalls assigned to the Massachusetts State Police. Anyone who witnessed these incidents or wishes to provide additional information is asked to contact the lead investigator, Detective James Losaw, at 413-448-9700 x572.


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