Saturday July 14, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- City firefighters late Friday evening battled a fire at an abandoned barn off South Street, Routes 7 & 20, near Dan Fox Drive.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., the Pittsfield Fire Department was called to a secluded area next to South Street Veterinary Services, where they found the empty structure on fire, according to city fire officials.

The extent of the damage or what caused the fire that was quickly under control wasn’t immediately known. No injuries were reported.

The fire scene reduced traffic to one lane for more than an hour on the busy highway.