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Friends Help Pittsfield Man After Fire 

Friends of Bob Curtis are trying to help, after the Pittsfield man’s home was destroyed by fire.His friends tell us Curtis heard a crackling sound around 11:30 Sunday night and saw smoke. By the time he got his two animals out of the house, it was in flames. No one was hurt. We’re told all Curtis has left is a photograph of his late son.The Fire Marshal’s office says it appears an electrical problem sparked the fire.Curtis’s friends are now hoping to help him get back on his feet by collecting things he needs.”He’s going to be staying in a camper – hopefully. Bedding, furniture, cookware, clothes,” says friend Cindy Cline. Friends say the 49-year-old Curtis is hoping to stay on his property, to be able to take care of the rest of his animals.They’ve set up a fund for donations at Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union in Pittsfield. It’s under his name, Bob Curtis.