Four-alarm West Stockbridge fire ruled accidental

Four-alarm West Stockbridge fire ruled accidental

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A volatile May 3 fire that destroyed a single-family Swamp Road home has been deemed accidental. Firefighters responded to 18 Swamp Road in West Stockbridge on May 3 after the owner of the property phoned in a report of thick smoke at 10:30 p.m. The property owner, which according to assessor’s records […]

Sheffield fatal fire investigated as a murder-suicide

Sheffield fatal fire investigated as a murder-suicide

Evidence suggests husband was the assailant PITTSFIELD — Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington reported that investigators are treating the Sheffield fire as a five-person murder-suicide. First responders recovered the bodies of two adults and three children at 1343 Home Road, Wednesday morning. The deceased individuals have been identified as Luke Karpinski, and his wife, […]

Family of five found murdered in Sheffield home

Family of five found murdered in Sheffield home

SHEFFIELD — When the first firefighters arrived at the house at 1343 Home Road shortly before 8 o’clock on Wednesday morning, smoke was billowing out of the upstairs bedroom windows. But there was an eerie quiet. Surely at that time of the morning the inhabitants would have been up, out on the lawn, waiting for […]

Grinder sparks touch off Barrington garage fire

Grinder sparks touch off Barrington garage fire

GREAT BARRINGTON — A man escaped serious injury when his Maple Ave. garage caught fire Tuesday afternoon. The Sheffield and Lenox Fire Departments also responded to the blaze. Berger said when the first engine arrived, the garage was engulfed in flames. The blaze, fanned by the day’s high winds, was blowing directly toward the homeowner’s […]