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How to Help Residents Who Lost Homes in Cambridge Fire

A shelter for people displaced from the fire has been set up at the War Memorial Recreation Center

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    At least 60 residents have been displaced in a 10-alarm fire Saturday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, fire officials estimated. (Published Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016)

    At least 125 residents have been displaced in a 10-alarm fire Saturday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, fire officials estimated.

    A shelter for people displaced from the fire has been set up at War Memorial Recreation Center, 1640 Cambridge St., according to the Cambridge Fire Dept..

    The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is helping some of those people.

    "Right now, we've got a place set up. Red Cross is down at our war memorial, which is down on Broadway Street, taking in families. A lot of families have found other places to go," Mayor Denise Simmons said. "We're providing shelter, we're providing warmth, providing food."

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    The mayor is recommending those who would like to help displaced residents make a donation to the Mayor's Relief Fund at Cambridge City Hall. Donations can also be made online thru the mayor's GoFundMe page.

    As of 8:30 am on Sunday, the fund established by the mayor was over $70,000.

    The blaze near Berkshire and Vandine streets burned eight buildings and damaged up to 11 in total, as well as several cars parked along the street.

    Simmons says that while six first responders sustained minor injuries, no residents were injured.

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