Nothing is more devastating than losing everything you own in a fire. It’s an experience you never want to have. Speaking from experience myself. Only this time it happened on a holiday that this family will never forget. For your information, a big shout out to all the first responders who worked so hard to master this structure!
The sources featured in this article are from the Adams Fire Department and North Adams 911.
This morning at approximately 9:37 a.m. the Adams Fire Department received a report of a fully involved structure fire on Richmond Street. Car 1 arrived and confirmed that the house was fully involved. He requested his first alarm mission, which brought North Adams Fire, Cheshire Fire and Savoy Fire to the scene and Clarksburg Fire to cover the station. Eventually, they were helped to the scene by Dalton Fire. Several hand lines were stretched and an outside attack was launched. Two ladder trucks were put in place and the rest of the fire was extinguished.
Two county fire coordinators also responded to help the command organize and field resources.
The Adams Police Department has done an outstanding job assisting with traffic, gathering information for the Red Cross, and helping move vehicles. The city’s director of emergency management was also on hand.
The Adams Water Department responded and turned on the pumps at the well station to provide us with as much water as possible. At one point it was estimated that we were flowing over 2000 gallons per minute.
National Grid and Berkshire Gas helped shut down utilities. The Red Cross intervened and provided assistance to the displaced people.
At this time, the fire is still under investigation and no cause has been determined.
Please keep those displaced by the fire in your thoughts and prayers.
To all the first responders, thank you for your outstanding work today. I hope each of you will have the opportunity to spend time with your family this Thanksgiving. – Adams Fire Department
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