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Fire at Hancock Lumber in Pittsfield Featured

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Fire at Hancock Lumber in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD - A fire broke out today at Hancock lumber in Pittsfield.

It happened around 11 am this morning. Luckily no one was injured.

 

Upon arrival fire crews said there was no smoke showing from the outside, but as they investigated they found the fire in the roof and ceiling over the boiler room.

 

Chief Bernard Williams of Pittsfield fire department said  "That's their business is drying lumber and without the boiler they're pretty much dead in the water so they have crew coming in now to see if they can get the boiler running again."

 

He said it took a while to get it out because of the metal roofing.

 

It was contained in that area and did not spread. There was minimum damage except for the roof over the boiler room. It is still unclear as to what started the fire.

Shonna Narine

Reporter
snarine@wvii.com

Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

Shonna comes from a big family. With three older sisters, her parents, and six nieces and nephews there's never a dull moment when she's around them. When she's not working she enjoys working out, dancing, spending time with her fiance, and planning her wedding! Shonna would love to hear if you have any story ideas. You can email her at snarine@wvii.com.