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An area around Thistle and Mirth is closed off with caution tape after a stabbing on Wednesday night.

Man Stabbed at Pittsfield Bar on Thanksgiving Eve

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A man stabbed in a local bar Thanksgiving eve is expected to survive after showing up at Berkshire Medical Center's emergency room.

Police and ambulance responded to the report of the stabbing at Thistle and Mirth at 46 West St. at about 9:40 p.m.

A large number of patrons were exiting the bar and ramen restaurant when police arrived and, according to Lt. John Mazzeo, they found evidence of the stabbing but not the victim. 

The man, who was not identified, arrived at BMC shortly afterward. 

Thistle and Mirth was shutdown and the area around West and McKay closed off as police investigated the incident. Several posts to Facebook show cruisers and the ambulance at the location. After the incident, several areas outside of the bar were closed off with caution tape.

"This was not believed to have been a random act, and as such there is no immediate threat to the public," Mazzeo stated in a press release early Thursday morning. .

Members of the Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Anti-Crime Unit, and Crime Scene Services assisted at the scene and at BMC.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective James Losaw at 413- 448-9700, Ext. 572. Information can also be provided anonymously via the Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

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Pittsfield Firefighters Snuff Cellar Blaze

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters extinguished a fire in a West Housatonic Street in about 20 minutes. 
The blaze started near a dryer but the cause was being investigated.
The department responded to the call of smoke in a building at about 12:23 p.m. on Sunday. Upon arrival, firefighters found a light smoke showing from the front and back of the building. 
The found an active fire in the basement of the 2 1/2-story, wood-frame structure at 92 West Housatonic, which is being rented as a single-family occupancy.
Engine 1 crew advanced a 1 3/4-inch hose to the rear of the building, entered the bulkhead access to the cellar, and conducted suppression activities. Engine 3 crew conducted a primary search of the building. Engine 6 secured a water supply to E1 and Tower 1 ventilated the building. Engine 5 responded as the Rapid
Intervention Team for firefighter safety.
The fire was under control and extinguished in 20 minutes. At the time of this writing there were no civilian or firefighter injuries reported. 
Fire damage was confined to the laundry area in the cellar with the dryer unit, clothing, and household cleaning supplies sustaining damage. There was minimal smoke damage with the entire building being ventilated in short order.
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