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Firefighters battled a second-story blaze Saturday on Linden Street.

Pittsfield Fire Destroys Linden Street Apartment

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Linden Street blaze destroyed a second-floor apartment and sent two firefighters to emergency room for treatment.
 
The cause of the fire at 78 Linden St. is still under investigation. The second-floor incurred heavy fire, smoke and water damage; the first-floor apartment has "moderate" damage.
 
The occupant of the second-floor apartment was able to flee the building and firefighters evacuated the person on the floor.
 
The fire was reported at about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday. The report by Deputy Chief Matthew Noyes state three engines and Tower 2 responded.
 
"Upon arrival we found heavy fire showing from the second-floor windows on the AB side, B side, and BC side of the building," Noyes wrote. "Command calls for a double alarm bring E6 and E2 to the scene. E3 made an aggressive interior attack knocking down the main body of fire. Primary and secondary searches completed, back up line, ventilation and overhaul operations were completed."
 
Two firefighters were treated for injuries and released from Berkshire Medical Center. Lenox and Dalton fire departments provided mutual aid coverage to the city. Crews had remained at the Saturday to ensure safety and assist in the investigation.

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