Building collapses, cars burned out, 3 responders injured in massive Massachusetts fire
Cambridge Fire Department is battling the inferno with assistance from several other units as flames continue to spread due to high winds.
The State Fire Marshal has confirmed flames have spread to at least seven buildings, mostly three-story homes, and engulfed several cars, reported CBS Boston.
15:05ALM 5: STRUCTURE FIRE, BUILDING at BERKSHIRE ST & VANDINE ST in #CambMA— Cambridge Fire Dept. (@CambridgeMAFire) December 3, 2016
Two police officers and one firefighter have been injured in the incident. The extent of their injuries is not yet known, however.
Smoke continues to blanket neighborhood from fire across the street from my house. pic.twitter.com/yzha4NR6kp— Michael Workman (@MichaelWorkman) December 3, 2016
The fire was reported just before 3 p.m. on Berkshire Street and has now reached a 10-alarm level.
It’s believed the fire started in the building that collapsed, which was under construction, according to WCVB.
The fire appears to be spreading easily as the buildings in the neighborhood are very close together and strong winds are making conditions difficult for firefighters battling the inferno. Smoke from the fire can be seen billowing from miles away.
Very strong winds are creating more smoke and fire. pic.twitter.com/eIAm5rMotn— Jacob Young (@jryio) December 3, 2016
Power in the area has been shut down due to fears it could reach overhead wires and is expected to be out for most of the night. Dozens of people have been evacuated and alternative shelter has been made available.