The Pittsfield Fire Department responded to house fire at 16 Von Nida Avenue early this morning. According to the fire report, three engines, one ladder company, and a command vehicle initially responded to the blaze at approximately 5:00 am.

Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the first and second floors of the home. Firefighters immediately requested a second alarm to bring all on duty firefighters and apparatus to the scene.  

Fire crews worked for approximately an hour to bring the fire under control. Dalton and Lanesborough fire Departments responded, along with off-duty Pittsfield firefighters to cover the city while the fire on Von Nida was being fought.  

According to the report, three adult residents of the home exited the structure before firefighters arrived on the scene. One man was transported to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were not listed in the report. There were no firefighter injuries in the fighting of the fire.   

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The first and second floor of the home sustained heavy fire, water, and smoke damage. The State Fire Marshalls office and the Pittsfield Fire Department were investigation the fire and the cause, whether discovered or not, has not yet been released as of the time of this article.  

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The Red Cross and the Salvation Army were notified to lend assistance to the displaced residents of the home.  

This article may be updated if further information, including the cause of the fire, are made available. 

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