No injuries reported in 9-alarm Cambridge fire

Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney said all residents are accounted for.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a nine-alarm fire in Cambridge that spread to three apartment buildings but apparently caused no injuries is under control.

The Cambridge Fire Department says the fire in the Cambridge Port neighborhood was reported just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday and quickly moved from two alarms to nine. They say the rapidly moving fire started in a vacant three-story building and spread to occupied dwellings.

Cambridge Police Department spokesman Jeremy Warnick says homes in the area are close together, and the heavy response was a precaution.

Assistant Fire Chief Gerry Mahoney said all resident are accounted for.

Warnick says the Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter at the nearby Morse School for displaced residents or those who need support.

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