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Boston firefighters battle 8-alarm blaze

December 3, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — There were no reported injuries in an eight-alarm blaze in a commercial building in Boston that firefighters quickly brought under control.

An alarm-monitoring company reported the fire at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The fire was under control by about 6 a.m. but firefighters were dousing hotspots for hours. City fire officials estimated damage at $2 million.

Officials say the five-story brick building on Summer Street in South Boston’s Innovation District was undergoing renovations.

Members of a cleaning crew in the building made their way safely out a back entrance.

Firefighters attacked the blaze from outside because of uncertainty over the integrity of the structure.

The street was closed but officials say they hoped to reopen Summer Street in time for the evening commute.

There was no word on a cause.

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