|Pittsfield Investigating Four Fires; One Individual Detained|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters spent Tuesday morning fighting a series of what appears to have been intentionally lit fires in the Morningside neighborhood.
Deputy Chief Daniel Garner released a report saying four fires were started in the early hours and that an individual has been detained by police.
The morning started with Engine 2 responding to a fire inside of the apartment building at 40 Perrine Ave. at about 2:30 and was quickly followed by two outside rubbish fires on the nearby Plunkett Street and a fully involved vehicle fire on Kellogg Street.
"All fires were brought under control quickly and there were no
10:37AM / Tuesday, December 01, 2015
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|Lanesborough Fire Extinguishes Second Blaze In Five Days|
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Firefighters extinguished the second fire in the last five days Monday morning.
Fire Chief Charlie Durfee said a short in a phone charger at 6:30 a.m. led to a fire in one of the cabins at the Lanesborough Country Inn. Upon arrival, Durfee found heavy smoke coming from the cabin and a small fire in the room.
"No one was in the cabin at the time. No one was hurt," Durfee said.
The chief estimates $15,000 worth of damage was caused by the blaze.
The fire is the second one in five days. On Wednesday, a cellar fire on Alice Avenue caused $100,000 worth of damage. In fighting that
01:01PM / Monday, November 30, 2015
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|Lanesborough Fire Snuffs Out Cellar Fire On Thanksgiving Eve|
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Firefighters snuffed out a cellar fire on Thanksgiving eve.
According to Fire Chief Charlie Durfee, just before 7 p.m. on a Wednesday the department responded to a working house fire at 14 Alice Avenue.
Dalton and Cheshire Fire Departments were called to the scene and New Ashford Fire Department covered the station. Hinsdale later brought in an air truck to combat the blaze. The fire was eventually contained.
"I can't thank everyone enough for all of the hard work they give to the fire department," Durfee said.
Durfee said no one was hurt during the fire which caused an estimated $100,000 worth of
05:00PM / Friday, November 27, 2015
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|Two-Car Accident at Clarksburg Intersection|
04:54PM / Thursday, November 26, 2015
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Four people escaped serious injury Thursday after another accident at the dangerous intersection at Route 8 (River Road) and Henderson Road.
The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. when a northbound late model Ford sport utility vehicle collided with a red Chevrolet pickup truck exiting from Henderson Road.
There were three people in the Ford, the driver, another adult and a child; the pickup contained only the driver. No one was injured.
According to Police Chief Michael Williams, the driver of the pickup had stopped at the stop sign and had checked for traffic before crossing Route 8 toward Middle Road.
The Ford was unable to stop in time
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|Angelina's in Pittsfield Robbed At Knifepoint|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Police are offering a reward for anyone with information that can lead to the arrest and conviction of two people who robbed Angelina's Sub Shop on West Housatonic Street.
Police say on Monday night at approximately 7:25 p.m. two suspects armed with knives and wearing dark marks and dark clothing robbed the employees at the shop. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot and despite a K9 tracking the suspects for a short distance, Police were unable to make an arrest.
Police said the robbery was "violent in nature" but none of the employees were injured during the robbery. Anyone with information
07:08PM / Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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