Pitts. Residents of the structure alerted to a fire by a good Samaritan

It’s always nice to hear news about “good Samaritans”, isn’t it? Someone who (sometimes without even thinking about it) commits a heroic act or simply does a good deed.

Thanks to a Good Samaritan in Pittsfield yesterday, residents of a building were alerted to a fire at their North Street residence. Without this Good Samaritan, the situation could have gotten worse.

Here’s the recap of what happened, according to a press release from the Pittsfield Fire Department(PFD). At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 8, fire crews responded to a possible structure fire at 1223 North Street.

It turns out that a helpful neighbor who noticed smoke coming from the roofline of the building called 911. The PFD reports that the good Samaritan knocked on the doors of the residence and alerted the occupants of the building. ‘fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters noticed flames appearing through some second-story windows and got to work. The fire was contained to a room on the second floor and thanks to the collaboration of several firefighter teams, the fire was brought under control and extinguished in less than 30 minutes.

At that time, no damage estimate was available for the two-family apartment building. Good news, however. No occupants were displaced and fortunately no civilians or firefighters were hurt or injured.

The origin and cause of the fire have been investigated by the Pittsfield Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit. They determined that the cause of the fire was the accidental and careless disposal of smoking products.

The Pittsfield Fire Department would also like to thank the Good Samaritan whose quick actions to alert building occupants and notify the fire department surely minimized damage to the structure and saved lives.

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