Nine people, including two children, were displaced by a fire that broke out in a three-story apartment building in Cambridge this morning, the fire department said.
Firefighters responded to the blaze, which started in the basement of a three-family apartment on Union Street at about 8:20 a.m., said Deputy Fire Chief Michael Morrissey.
The fire spread to the first floor of the building and caused about $50,000 in damage, he said. The Red Cross is assisting with the displaced residents. The cause of the fire, which lasted about 90 minutes, is not known, Morrissey said.
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