Smoking Materials Believed Cause of Pittsfield Fire

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters rescued several pets from a house fire on Sunday afternoon.. 
 
Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said the report of a structure fire at 46 Brenton Terrace came in at 3:30 p.m. 
 
"Upon arrival, Engine 1 found heavy fire showing on the front porch beginning to extend to the inside of the three-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling," Garner wrote in his report. "All occupants were accounted for and fire personnel rescued two dogs and one cat during operations."
 
The response included the Engine 1 crew extinguishing the fire, Engine 3 providing the water supply, Tower 1 ventilating the building, Engine 6 conducting the primary search and Engine 5 as the rapid intervention crew. 
 
The cause of the blaze is believed to be the improper disposal of smoking materials. Damage to the house is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.
 
A total of four people were displaced by the fire and were being assisted by the American Red Cross.

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Big Y Stores Closed On Thanksgiving, Black Friday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y announced that they will close all of their stores on Thanksgiving Nov. 26 as well as Friday, Nov. 27.
 
All stores will be closed including Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine and Fresh Acres specialty market. Big Y Express Gas & Convenience locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well.
 
According to a press release, In order to thank their thousands of employees for their continued hard work and tenacious efforts throughout the challenges of being an essential service throughout the pandemic, Big Y has decided to close their markets to the public on Thanksgiving and on the day after so their employees can rest and spend more time with their families. 
 
In addition, the closure will allow time for extra cleaning, restocking and preparations for the remainder of the holiday season.
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