Allston Apartment Building Damaged in Early-Morning Fire

–Boston Fire Department Photo

Boston firefighters braved more snow Monday morning in responding to a fire in an Allston apartment building.

Just after 6 a.m., officials answered a call to 79 Brighton Avenue, an unoccupied three story brick building. The blaze eventually reached four alarms.

The fire started on the second floor and was caused by an electrical short circuit, department spokesman Steve MacDonald told Boston.com. Flames extended to the third floor but a fire wall prevented the blaze from spreading to neighboring 81 and 83 Brighton Avenue.

By 6:40 a.m., the department tweeted that the heavy flames had been knocked down. There were no injuries and no displacements, according to McDonald.

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Deputy Chief Mike Ruggere estimated the damage at $750,000.

The department used Twitter to thank those who shoveled out fire hydrants in the area.

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