CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a nine-alarm fire in Cambridge that spread to three apartment buildings but apparently caused no injuries is under control.
The Cambridge Fire Department says the fire in the Cambridgeport neighborhood was reported just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday and quickly moved from two alarms to nine. They say the rapidly moving fire started in a vacant three-story building and spread to occupied dwellings.
Rear view of Allston St fire in Cambridge before fire department arrived. pic.twitter.com/AOYrFYW7xE— Jonathan Delgado (@jmdelgado13) July 27, 2014
Cambridge Police Department spokesman Jeremy Warnick says homes in the area are close together, and the heavy response was a precaution.
Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney tells WCVB-TV all resident are accounted for.
Cambridge FF on overwatch from a roof next to the fire buildings pic.twitter.com/R1HJJhE9Fp— Car 13 (@Rich2011storm) July 27, 2014
Cambridge - still heavy smoke and visible fire on Allston st pic.twitter.com/xA9qAwW8Z1— KiloWhiskey (@kwilesjrphoto) July 27, 2014
Warnick says the Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter at the nearby Morse School for displaced residents or those who need support.
About 40 people were displaced in the fire.