By: Staff Reports On: 11:34PM / Monday July 26, 2010
Photo by Seth Shepard
Emergency vehicles blocked Middle Road for about an hour on Monday afternoon as firefighters doused a basement fire at 96 Middle Road.
CLARKSBURG, Mass. — A smoky basement fire on Monday damaged a home on Middle Road not far from the town border with North Adams.
Firefighters from Clarksburg and Stamford, Vt., responded to an apparent electrical fire at 96 Middle Road at about 4:30. Witnesses said smoke could be seen pouring from the back of the building.
Emergency vehicles blocked the road for about an hour as they contained the blaze. Pumper trucks used the small pond across the street from the gray house to send water shooting into the back yard.
Firefighters had to cut through the back wall near the rear entrance to get to the blaze, which was doused within a half-hour. North Adams Ambulance also responded but no one was reported injured. No further information was immediately available.
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This article ha a lot of misinformation listed. It did not point out that it took one hour for National Grid to shut off the power to the property. That would have lessened the damage that the insurance company has to pay. In this day and age I do not understand why a time lapse like that should happen or be tolerated. Pretty sad when a person has to sit and wait and watch their property burn while waiting for 1 hour for National Grid to arrive on the scene. This could happen to you and I think the powers to be should investigate this and not allow this to hapen again..