Sunday March 10, 2013

Berkshire Eagle Staff

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Two people were displaced from their Brush Hill Road home when a chimney fire spread to other parts of the house early Saturday morning.

There were no injuries.

According to Great Barrington Police Officer Tim Ullrich, the call came in at 7:44 a.m. The two occupants of the house made it out before firefighters arrived.

Because the home is outside the area served by the town water system, the "tanker task force" was called in to provide enough water to put down the fire, Ullrich said.

Tankers came from Sheffield, Richmond, Egremont, Monterey, and New Marlborough. Along with Great Barrington, other departments responding included Lenox, Housatonic, and Stockbridge.

First Cross responded to aid in finding the Kalias couple temporary housing.

Ullrich noted that the cause of the fire was not suspicious, and units were clear from the scene at 12:15 p.m.