Child in critical condition after Pittsfield fire

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Second alarm fire in Pittsfield sent two
to the hospital.

The Pittsfield Fire Department received a call for a fire just
before 8 p.m. at 47 Merriam St. in Pittsfield. Upon arrival to the scene, the
first unit upgraded the fire to a two-alarm sending all on-duty personnel to
the scene.

A nine-year-old boy was rescued by firefighters from the
second floor bedroom. He was then transported to Berkshire Medical Center where
he was stabilized and then sent to Massachusetts General Hospital for further
treatment in critical condition.

A 23-year-old male was also transported to Berkshire Medical
Center to be treated for non-life threatening smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The Pittsfield
Fire Department said it appears to be accidental, and it started in the kitchen.

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