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Firefighters battle 7-alarm blaze in Somerville

July 25, 2013

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Fire officials say five apartment buildings were damaged by a seven-alarm blaze in Somerville, but all residents have been accounted for.

Two firefighters were injured while battling the blaze on Calvin Street reported just before 6 a.m. Thursday. The extent of their injuries was not immediately clear.

Two buildings in the neighborhood of closely packed three-story, wood-frame homes suffered so much damage they will likely be torn down.

The Red Cross says more than 40 people may have been displaced.

The cause remains under investigation.

About 150 firefighters from more than a dozen departments battled the blaze.

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