|Pittsfield Police: Reports Of Luring Attempts At Reid Proved False|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Reports that someone had been trying to lure Reid Middle School students into a van in March have proved to be false.
Police released a statement on Wednesday saying one of the alleged victims admitted the story was fake and no attempt had occurred.
On March 23, two girls reported that a man in a blue van attempted to lure them into it as they walked to school. The investigation "brought to light several inconsistencies in the victim's statements," police said.
"When confronted with the contradictory evidence, one victim's family declined to participate in the investigation any further,
03:58PM / Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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|Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen|
10:19AM / Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The fire was confined to the kitchen area.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue kitchen.
Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner reported that at 8 p.m. firefighters were called to 324 Columbus Avenue for report of a structure fire and that the blaze was brought "under control quickly."
The occupants were not displaced.
"Upon arrival Car-2 founds the fire showing on an interior door. An occupant was attempting to extinguish the fire," Garner wrote in a report.
Three engines, a ladder truck, and a square care responded to the scene. One occupant
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|Pittsfield Firefighters Snuff Out Attic Fire On Dawes Ave.|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters snuffed out an attic fire on Dawes Avenue Tuesday night.
According to Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Stephenson, firefighters were called to 53 Dawes Avenue at about 10:30. Upon arrival a small fire was located in the attic and a man was injured.
"One occupant burned his hands trying to control the fire. He sought medical attention," Stephenson wrote in a report on the incident.
The fire was apparently caused by "improper disposal of a cigarette" and one room, which was used for storage, was damaged. However, the home is likely habitable, Stephenson said, depending on inspections on
12:27PM / Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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|Pittsfield Firefighters Quickly Knock Down Fires in Two Apartments|
12:21PM / Wednesday, March 30, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City firefighters were busy Wednesday morning with two fires.
Crews were called to Worthington Street for a structure fire. While there, another call came in about a fire on Fenn Street.
Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said the call came in shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday about a fire at three-family building on Worthingston Street. Upon arrival, smoke could be seen coming out of a second floor window, and crews found a small fire in a bedroom of the second-floor apartment.
Noyes said they were able to get the fire under control within about 10 minutes.
"We're just waiting for the investigators," he said.
The Red Cross has been
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|Pittsfield Fire Damages Montgomery Avenue Duplex|
|By Andy McKeever,|
02:22PM / Tuesday, March 22, 2016
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Several pets were killed when a fire erupted on the first floor of a duplex on Montgomery Avenue shortly after noontime on Tuesday.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated but appears to be limited mostly to 7 Montgomery Ave. The 9 Montgomery Ave. side suffered "significant smoke damage."
Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Noyes said the department responded to the report of a structure fire and firefighters arriving on scene could see smoke coming out the building.
A least three windows were blown out by the blaze. Next door neighbor Tony Paredes said the fire expanded quickly. He said he heard a scream and in
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