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A Sunday morning crash between a state police cruiser and a pickup truck resulted in minor injuries for the drivers and a three-hour lane closure in the aftermath of the accident.
The accident occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Union Street and West Shaft Road, according to the North Adams Fire Department which, along with North Adams Police and Northern Berkshire EMS, responded to the scene.
Firefighters from 20 departments across Western Massachusetts were at the McKay Street Parking Garage in Pittsfield on Tuesday, practicing rescue efforts involving high angle rope skills and new equipment.
The Fall Foliage Parade in North Adams was held on Sunday, signaling the 66th year for the autumn celebration.
Adams fire officials say that a passerby who called in a fire early Saturday morning at an apartment building and then stayed to evacuate residents likely saved the building and lives with their quick actions.
"It was left charging unattended. That's the big lesson learned," said North Adams Fire Department Chief Brent Lefebvre.
Two cars were towed from a crash near the intersection of Church Street and Spring Street around noon Saturday after a driver clipped a parked car.
Four Berkshire County fire departments are receiving state grants to fund fire safety lessons for local students and seniors.
Authorities believe a fire early Sunday evening at the former Hunter Foundry building is suspicious and they are putting out a call for information.
The former Hunter Foundry building in North Adams was damaged Sunday in a fire.