10 Alarm Fire

12/9/20167 years ago

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Fire on December 3, 2016

On Saturday, December 3rd, a 10-alarm fire began in the area of York and Berkshire streets. A total of 18 properties and 80 families were affected. Within hours of the first alarm, a shelter was established by the Fire Department, Red Cross and various other local and state agencies.

On Monday, December 5th, a Disaster Relief Resource Center began operating out of Cambridge City Hall and continued throughout the week. After 5 p.m. Friday, December 9th, displaced victims can call 617-349-9484 for assistance.

More than $600,000 have been contributed online to the Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund. Online donations can be made at www.CambridgeMA.GOV/FireFund, or by sending a check to:

Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

All the money donated will be going to the victims.

While greatly appreciated, the City is urging people to hold off on donating food, clothing or material goods at this time. Should this change, an announcement will be made in the media and on the City's website and social media outlets.

The fire is being jointly investigated by members of the Cambridge Fire Department, Cambridge Police Department, State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).