Investigators are still looking into what led up to the deaths of five people who were found inside a burning home in the southern Berkshire County town of Sheffield Wednesday morning.
The District Attorney and State Police continue to investigate the fatal fire in Sheffield, and do not believe the public faces a threat. DA Harrington is working to provide an update on the case later today. Stay tuned.— Berkshire County DA (@CountyBerkshire) March 14, 2019
The Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office told 22News that the sheriff’s office received a call about a house fire at a single family home on 1343 Home Road at around 7:50 Wednesday morning. Several local fire departments helped Sheffield firefighters to put out the flames.
Fire crews initially found one person dead after searching the home when the fire was extinguished. Further investigation revealed four people who were also dead.
The identities of the victims and their causes of death have not been released at this time.
At a news conference Wednesday, District Attorney Andrea Harrington described their work as a “complicated investigation” involving several local and state agencies.
Investigators worked through the night Wednesday, bringing in lighting from Pittsfield so that they could continue their work after dark.
Five people were killed Wednesday in an incident that involved a home fire in Sheffield, #Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington announced. #Massachusetts State Police and police agencies from Berkshire County and beyond were investigating the scene.— Berkshire County DA (@CountyBerkshire) March 13, 2019
Investigation underway in Sheffield 5 people were found dead inside this single family home after a housefire took place here at 1343 Home road in Sheffield Wednesday morning. I’ll have an update on the investigation on @WWLP22News at 6. pic.twitter.com/jC63lE1nvE— Hector Molina (@hectormolinaTV) March 14, 2019