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Flames can be seen coming from the front porch of 26 Dartmouth St. in this video screenshot.

Pittsfield Porch Blaze Causes $10K in Damage

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters quickly knocked down a porch fire on a Morningside multifamily on Tuesday night.

There were no reported injuries and the residents of the home were not displaced. The cause has not yet been determined.

Shortly before 8 p.m., the Fire Department was dispatched to 26 Dartmouth St. for a reported structure fire and found heavy flames showing from the front of the building.

A minute-long video provided by the Fire Department from an anonymous neighbor shows a blaze extending from the front left porch and crews extinguishing it while bystanders watched.

Four engines responded and the fire was extinguished within 30 minutes and before it could reach the main part of the structure. More than $10,000 worth of damage was contained to the front porch, according to fire officials.

Engine 2 extinguished the main body of the fire, Engine 3 secured a water supply and conducted a primary search of the building, Engine 5 did a secondary search of the building and assisted in overhaul operations, and Engine 1 responded as a Rapid Intervention Team.

The Tower 1 team conducted aggressive overhaul operations.

The building is a four-unit, 2 1/2-story, wood-framed building owned by Cavalier Management.

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