For Immediate Release - April 18, 2013

Woman Critically Injured in Lenox Fire Overnight

The Lenox Fire Department responded to a fire at 7:15 pm last night (April 11, 2013) at the former “Curtis Home” at 6 Main Street. Firefighters rescued and revived an unresponsive woman who was transported to Berkshire Medical Center and then life-flighted to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center – Worcester and is in critical condition.

There was one additional civilian injury and one minor firefighter injury. Approximately 59 people and several businesses were displaced. The fire alarm system in the building not only quickly notified the building’s occupants, but also the fire department. Damages to the building are estimated to be $500,000.

The fire started in a second floor apartment. The fire was intentionally-set. Law enforcement is aware of the location of the person who set the fire and the public is not in danger.

The fire was jointly investigated by the Lenox Fire Department, Lenox Police Department, State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal and State Police assigned to the  Office of the Berkshire District Attorney. Assistance was received from the Code Compliance Unit of the Office of the State Fire Marshal and State Police Crime Scene Services.