PITTSFIELD -- Two Pittsfield firefighters suffered minor injuries Friday morning while batttling a two-alarm fire that damaged a single-family home at 163 Daniels Ave., according to a deputy fire chief.

One firefighter was transported to Berkshire Medical Center where he was treated and released, while the other was treated at the scene, said Deputy Fire Chief Michael Polidoro.

The fire broke out at 3:02 a.m., but both occupants of the two-story home escaped uninjured. Polidoro said the Red Cross is working with the occupants to find them alternative housing arrangements. The home is owned by Edward Jones, according to the Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Polidoro said the Fire Department believes that arcing wires located near the house's service entrance may have caused the blaze.

Heavy fire damage was reported to the interior and exterior of the home. The fire department assigned a damage estimate of $100,000.

Heavy fire was showing from the home when firefighters arrived on the scene. Commanders requested a second alarm, and the fire was contained within one hour.


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