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Pittsfield Firefighters Rescue Dog from Linden Street Fire

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters extinguished a fire at 110 Linden St. on Tuesday evening that damaged a second-floor apartment.
 
The call came in around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday as a structure fire. On arrival, smoke was coming out of the second floor and the eaves of the structure. Moderate fire was visible in the rear of the second floor.
 
All occupants were out of the building, but a pet dog was still in the building.
 
Firefighters stretched a handline to attack the fire and establish a water line. The roof was also vented.
 
Firefighters located the dog and rescued him from under a bed without injury.
 
There were no injuries and damage was focused in the back half of the second-floor apartment. The value of the loss is approximately $30,000.
 
Firefighters were on scene for two to three hours. A call in deputy chief engine company and ladder company provided coverage for the city. Action ALS stood by on scene, and the Police Department assisted with traffic. 
 
The Red Cross and Salvation Army also responded.
 
The fire remains under investigation
 

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