Firefighters in Pittsfield responded to a structure fire at 55 Pomeroy Avenue shortly after midnight - approximately 12:19 am. Upon arrival fire crews found heavy smoke conditions with active fire in the rear of the 2-1/2 story wood-frame two-unit home. According to the fire-report, all occupants of the home where already outside and accounted for when firefighters arrived on the scene.

The fire, initially a one-alarm fire, began on a back stoop of the house and extended into the first-floor utility room and second floor of the home. The main body of the fire was attacked by crews with hose line, while other firefighters ventilated the building and assisted in checking for extension to ensure extinguishment.

Due to the logistical challenges that the fire presented, including the water supply, the house being set-back from the street, and an aggressive attack to ensure stopping the fire before it controlled the homes attic, a second alarm was struck which brought additional units to the scene.

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According to the fire report, sent to the Berkshire News Network shortly before 7:00 this morning, the fire was fully extinguished and under control within two hours' time. The local Red Cross was on the scene to give assistance to the homes residents that were displaced by the fire.

There were no reported civilian or fire injuries associated with the incident. The damage to the home was estimated at between $5,000 and $10,000.

The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and remains under investigation.

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