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The fire call came in at about 11:15 Wednesday morning.
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The Adams Fire Department used its ladder truck to douse the residence from above.
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Power lines in the residential neighborhood made it necessary for firefighters to move their ladder truck to change the angle of attack.

One Injured in Adams House Fire

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com
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At its peak, the fire's smoke could be seen for miles.
ADAMS, Mass. -- One person was injured in a house fire on East Jordan Street near the intersection with Hayer Street on Wednesday morning.
 
Adams Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the owner of the residence was taken to Berkshire Medical Center by Northern Berkshire EMS with burns from the blaze, which was reported at about 11:15 on Wednesday morning.
 
"He was able to get the dog and three kids out of the house," John Pansecchi said. "We were able to confirm everyone was out of the house."
 
The cause of the fire was still under investigation. Pansecchi said he believed it originated with either a wood stove or pellet stove at the residence.
 
Firefighters from Adams, North Adams, Cheshire and Savoy responded to the scene. Several other departments were ready to respond but were canceled because they were not needed, Pansecchi said.
 
By about 12:30 on Wednesday afternoon, the fire was mostly under control. Adams Fire Department was repositioning its ladder truck to avoid power lines near the home and extinguish the remaining hot spots.
 
"There was so much fire when we got here, it was more of an attack from the outside," Pansecchi said. "We couldn't go in. There was too much fire inside. It wasn't safe."
 
No injuries to firefighters were reported to the chief as of 12:30, he said.
 
Pansecchi said that the town's Water Department, National Grid and Berkshire Gas were on scene to assist in the effort.

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BArT Announces Third Quarter Honor Roll

ADAMS, Mass. — Berkshire Arts & Technology (BArT) Charter Public School has announced the students who made the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. 
 
Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."
 
Academic courses at BArT are aligned with the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks for the appropriate grade level and include all standards deemed necessary for a complete, college-preparatory, middle and high school education.
 
Students in Grade 6 who earned High Honors are Abigail Betti, Jaydn Bolus-Strawbridge, Majbrit Carpenter, Bailee Cimini, Kason Corkins, Alex Demary, Norah Duffy, Noah Hall, Riley Hitchcock, Kourtney Hoang, Tristan Larkin, Delroy Leard, Morgan Legrand, Ian Lloyd, Allanah McCabe, Dante McClerklin, Joey Nocher, Stephen Nyamehen, Cooper Olimpo, Gustavo Perez, Rufus Quirke de Jong, Isabella Rosales, Armani Roy, Niyah Scipio, Emma Sherman, Isabella Silva, Paige Tetreault, and Kevin Toomey.
 
Students in Grade 6 who earned Honors are Daniel Aguilar, Liam Connors, Audrey Costigan, Zoey Dudek-Linnehan, David Fernandez, Mason Goodermote, Harmony Greco-Melendez, Sakora Knight, Anelia Lang, Miah Morgan-Enos, Aiyanah Roy, Maxwell Stolzberg, and Patrick Wells Vidal.
 
Students in Grade 7 who earned High Honors are Mary Mame Akua Asare, Paige Bartlett, Madalyn Benson, Demitri Burnham, Anastasia Carty, Vincente Choque, McKenna Cramer, Kierra Dearstyne, Deandra Hage, Ashley Heck, Callie Meyette, Quinlan Nesbit, Hadley Richard, Jayden Ruopp, Kie Sherman, Gabriel Thomas, Edrisa Touray, and Tyler Williams.
 
Students in Grade 7 who earned Honors are Samuel Bellows, Joshua Codding, Addison Cooper, Ava DeVylder, Wyatt Drosehn, Emil Gehlot, Roger LaRocca, Hadley Madole, Maddison Moore, Alexis Munson, Leafy Murphy, Chris-Raphael Natama, Anthony Salta, Althea Schneider, Aiden Smith, Jaden Wells-Vidal, Kyler Wick, and Mckenzie Witto.
 
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