Fire of­fi­cials in­ves­ti­gat­ing cause of Bos­ton-area fire

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BOS­TON | Fire in­ves­ti­ga­tors are try­ing to de­ter­mine what caused the huge blaze that ripped through a Bos­ton-area neigh­bor­hood, dis­plac­ing about 60 fam­i­lies but “mirac­u­lously” re­sult­ing in no se­ri­ous in­juries or deaths.

The 10-alarm fire Satur­day in Cam­bridge de­stroyed at least eight struc­tures. Some first re­spon­ders suf­fered mi­nor in­juries. Cam­bridge Fire Chief Ger­ald Rear­don said it was “mirac­u­lous” that no one was killed.

Neal Alpert, chief of staff for Cam­bridge Mayor E. Denise Sim­mons, said 60 is the lat­est es­ti­mate of dis­placed fam­i­lies as of Sun­day morn­ing. The of­fice is wait­ing to get an ac­cu­rate count on the num­ber of peo­ple dis­placed.

A Mayor’s Fire Re­lief Fund has been cre­ated on­line to help fam­i­lies. Some are stay­ing in lo­cal shel­ters. The Red Cross and lo­cal of­fi­cials are as­sess­ing their needs.

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