Structure Fire – 314 Norton Hill Road, Ashfield MA

ASHFIELD, MA – Goshen firefighters were called to respond mutual aid to the Town of Ashfield with an engine for a reported structure fire at 19:50 hours. The fire was reported by neighbors because the owners were not home at the time of the blaze. When firefighters arrived, the attached barn had already collapsed.  Flames […]

Extreme Temperatures Makes Work Brutal for Firefighters

ASHFIELD, MA – The Goshen Fire Department along with multiple fire companies in Hampshire and Franklin counties were called in to provide mutual aid to Ashfield today to help them battle a structure fire. The picture above was taken shortly after Goshen firefighters arrived at 298 Briar Hill Road.  The fire appeared to have started in […]

Fire Destroys Barn

Union-News (Springfield, MA) CUMMINGTON, MA – A barn on Packard Road was destroyed and one of its owners was kicked by a horse during a fire here early Monday. Fire Chief Bernard Forgea said he is still investigating the blaze which began at about 3:20 a.m. in a 40 by 30 foot barn belonging to […]

Blaze Destroys Lodge

Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI CUMMINGTON, MA – A blaze possibly started by a lightning bolt leveled the vacant Berkshire Snow Basin lodge early yesterday. Cummington Fire Chief Bernard Forgea said the wood structure, which was supported by steel girders and encased in large picture windows, was engulfed in flames that were shooting high into […]

House Fire Leaves Couple Homeless

Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: CAITLIN ROTHER CUMMINGTON, MA – An engaged couple was left homeless yesterday morning after a fire tore through their wood frame house, killing two puppies, nine newborn kittens and two of their three mother cats. Four 10-week-old puppies, seven one-week-old kittens and one nursing mother cat survived the fire. Officials believe […]