PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Three people are dead after a trailer fire early Saturday morning in Pittsfield, Mass.
The two-alarm fire broke out at Lake Onota Village around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Authorities said a candle or smoking material set off the fire.
“On arrival, they found some serious fire conditions existing. Building of origin was heavily damaged. A neighboring unit was also damaged on the exterior by radiant heat. Ultimately, it was determined that there were people who were unable to escape from the building of origin and we are in the process of working that scene right now,” State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said.
There were some initial water problems until tankers with water from nearby fire departments arrived, Pittsfield Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski told WBZ-TV.
According to Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington, two residents managed to escape and were taken to the Berkshire Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Officials are currently investigating the incident. The victims have yet to be identified.