Pittsfield Fire Victim Flown To Mass General
Here is an update on the man who was rescued from the fire that occurred Friday. I IBerkshires.com reports that the Pittsfield man is in critical condition after being rescued by firefighters from a burning second-floor apartment on Friday.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was found suffering from severe burns in a room next to the kitchen where the fire started in Apartment 4 at 483 Peck's Road. At first, He was taken to Berkshire Medical Center by Action Ambulance and later flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The blaze in the six-unit structure was reported at 12:04 PM. Brown smoke was reported coming from the eaves of the building and a hose was stretched to the second-floor apartment to extinguish the kitchen fire.
Neighbors told firefighters that a resident may be in the apartment on the second floor
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Crews from Engines 3 and 5 entered the building and found the victim. Personnel from Engine 1 did a primary search of the structure for any other individuals and to determine the extent of the fire.
The fire damage was largely confined to a single apartment but the occupant of the unit underneath on the first floor was displaced. Red Cross was contacted to assist the person. The rest of the building suffered degrees of smoke damage.
Deputy Chief Ron Clement was the on-scene incident commander. The cause of the fire is not known at this time and the state fire marshal's office is assisting in the investigation.