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The suspect in the Olde Forge Restaurant fire admitted starting the blaze, state police said. He apparently used lit cigarettes

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Fire crews work to ensure that the fire at the Olde Forge Restaurant on Aug. 28 is fully out. A former employee allegedly admitted to police that he set the fire.

PITTSFIELD — A former employee of the Olde Forge Restaurant used lit cigarettes to set a fire in August that shuttered the popular restaurant for several weeks, according to a state police report.

That conclusion was reached not long after first responders were called to fight the flames on Aug.


Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6296.

Cops and Courts Reporter

Amanda Burke is Cops and Courts Reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. An Ithaca, New York native, she previously worked at The Herald News of Fall River and the Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise.

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