Focus shifts to helping victims of 10-alarm fire in Cambridge

Firefighters were battling a major, multiple-alarm fire of several buildings in Cambridge, Mass, on Saturday.

Heavy flames emerged from residential buildings in a densely populated area of the city Saturday afternoon.

"Even though I can't see the fire from my apartment, our whole building is filled with smoke", she said.

At least eight buildings were ablaze at Berkshire and Vandine streets which is near Kendall Square in the city, the Cambridge Fire Department said.

The fire was reported just before 3 p.m. on Berkshire Street and reached nine alarms about 30 minutes later, and eventually hit 10 alarms.

FOX25 reports that there are two minor injuries, but it is not yet known if these are firefighters or residents. Reardon said anyone hurt was treated and released from the hospital.

Officials say 125 people have been displaced following Saturday's massive fire.

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"We are very lucky that we didn't have serious, serious fatalities", Reardon said. The building was under construction and officials believed it was where the fire started, WCVB-TV reported.

"We have witnessed a tremendous outpouring of support", Simmons said. One is a former church building that was converted into affordable housing.

Authorities said power has been shut off in the neighborhood and could remain out for most of the night.

Cambridge police and the Fire Marshal's Office are at the scene investigating the cause.

The Cambridge Fire department said shelter was open at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School for families displaced from their homes.

Dozens of people were evacuated.

About 140 firefighters from 17 local communities initially responded to the blaze.

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