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State Police: Homeless Encampment Started Fire Under Mass. Ave. Bridge

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    Crews Respond to Fire Under Mass. Ave. Bridge

    This viewer video shows crews responding to a fire under the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge in Boston on Thursday as large plumes of smoke billow from the blaze.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019)

    A large fire that started at a homeless encampment under the Boston-side of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge shut down the structure for a couple of hours on Thursday.

    Photos of the scene showed heavy smoke and multiple units responding to the blaze.

    No injuries were reported in the fire.

    Officials tweeted a warning of the closure just after 11:05 a.m. Storrow Drive reopened around 11:30 a.m.; however, the bridge remained closed in both directions until it could be inspected by MassDot engineers.

    Just before 1 p.m., state police said the bridge had reopened with one lane open in each direction.

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