Firefighters battle 4-alarm fire in Cambridge

No serious injuries have been reported.

Emergency personnel respond to a 4-alarm fire on Hunting Street early Monday morning. Nathan Klima

Firefighters battled a blaze in Cambridge on Monday morning that reached four alarms and forced the evacuation of fire crews from working the fire within the building.

The Cambridge Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at a building on Hunting Street just off Cambridge Street around 5:41 a.m. The blaze was raised to three alarms around 6:21 a.m., when firefighters were ordered out of the building.

A fourth alarm was called about 10 minutes later. 

Firefighters continued to battle the fire from outside the buildings. Cambridge police asked people to avoid the Cambridge Street area. 

The fire department reported around 10:22 a.m. that the blaze had been contained.

The department said as of 7:47 a.m. that no serious injuries had been reported related to the blaze and displaced residents could go to the nearby Frisoli Youth Center. 


Twenty residents were impacted by the blaze, according to the Red Cross, which was on hand with city officials to help those displaced by the fire.