Fire heavily damages Pittsfield home
November 24, 2017 01:58 PM
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Fire has caused nearly $100,000 in damage to a Pittsfield home.
It happened Thanksgiving afternoon.
Firefighters say the home at 94 Ridge Avenue on Pontoosuck Lake was heavily involved when they arrived. A non-working fire hydrant also stood in their way.
They also say a homeowner opened a door to a woodshop, giving the smoldering fire a powerful force of oxygen known as a "backdraft." That blew open the door with enough force to destroy the framing. Luckily, the homeowner only has minor injuries.
The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.
Updated: November 24, 2017 01:58 PM
Created: November 24, 2017 05:53 AM
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