Brown Street Fire Displaces 15
A two-alarm fire displaced 15 people, including six children last night on Brown Street in Pittsfield.
The blaze collapsed the roof of the residence.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that all on-duty and a number of off-duty Pittsfield firefighters responded around 7:30 pm to 48 and 50 Brown Street where flames could be seen erupting from the roof of the two-and-a-half story wood-frame structure.
According to Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski, the number of tenants that were home when the fire broke out is unclear, but everyone got out safely. He also reported no injuries to the roughly 30 city firefighters on scene.
The American Red Cross disaster response team and the local Salvation Army were on hand to help the tenants find temporary housing and other needs. At least one resident was treated for respiratory problems, but it's unknown if the fire victim was taken to BMC for further treatment.