Pittsfield house heavily damaged by 2 alarm fire

No one was home when the fire started

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Pittsfield Fire Department is investigating a fire that forced five people from their home Monday morning.

Pittsfield Fire Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro told 22News firefighters were called to a home on Seymour Street around 10:47 a.m. Monday. When firefighters first arrived, they saw heavy fire coming from the inside of the back of the house.

Chief Poldoro said the house sustained heavy fire, heat, smoke and water damage to the rear of the house, while the rest of the houses sustained only smoke and heat damage.

The two adults and three children living there were not home at the time of the fire. Firefighters were able to rescue two pets. The Red Cross Disaster Assistance is assisting the family.

The Pittsfield Fire Investigation Unit is looking into the cause of the fire.

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