Caretaker removing weeds with blowtorch sets Pittsfield house on fire

Pittsfield Fire Department responded to a fire Monday afternoon, after a property caretaker was using a blowtorch to remove weeds.

Pittsfield Fire says the caretaker came too close to the house and ignited the siding.

They say it was put out quickly by their personnel.

No one was hurt as the building is up for sale and currently unoccupied.