There were no injuries, but four occupants of a Pittsfield home were displaced after an afternoon structure fire in Pittsfield Sunday. According to the media release from Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner, crews responded for a report of a structure fire at 46 Brenton Terrace around 3:30 PM. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire showing on the front porch beginning to extend to the inside of the 3-story wood-frame, single family dwelling.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with a handline. The E1 crew stretched a 1-3/4” handline while the E3 crew provided the water supply. The Tower 1 crew ventilated the building, the E6 crew conducted primary search.

All occupants were accounted for and fire personnel rescued two dogs and a cat during operations. The cause of the fire was determined to be improper/careless disposal of smoking materials. The fire was confined to first floor exterior porch and entry area. There was minor smoke damage first floor. Damage was estimated at between $10,000 and $15,000.

A total of four occupants were displaced as a result of the fire, and they were being assisted by the American Red Cross at the time of this writing.

There were no civilian or fire injuries associated with this fire.

(The information in this article was obtained from a media release sent to the Berkshire News Network by Deputy Chief Daniel Garner of the Pittsfield Fire Department Headquarters, 74 Columbus Avenue Pittsfield.)

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