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Fire officials investigating cause of Boston-area fire

5 years 10 months 2 days ago Sunday, December 04 2016 Dec 4, 2016 December 04, 2016 1:57 PM December 04, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BOSTON - Fire investigators are trying to determine what caused the huge blaze that ripped through a Boston-area neighborhood, displacing about 60 to 80 people but "miraculously" resulting in no serious injuries or deaths.

The 10-alarm fire Saturday in Cambridge destroyed or damaged 15 structures. Some first responders suffered minor injuries. Cambridge Assistant Fire Chief Gerard Mahoney says it's "nothing short of a miracle" no one was killed. He credits the fact the blaze started shortly before 3 p.m.

Mahoney says fire crews on Sunday were assessing the structural integrity of the buildings and hosing down hot spots. The 33-year-veteran says it was the biggest fire he's seen in Cambridge.

A Mayor's Fire Relief Fund has been created online to help families. The Red Cross and local officials are assessing their needs.

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