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A crowd gathered Saturday evening as firefighters struggled to douse the blaze on Berkshire Street. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A crowd gathered Saturday evening as firefighters struggled to douse the blaze on Berkshire Street. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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On Tuesday we talked with one of the survivors of the Cambridge fire — 39-year-old Dana Fuller. His family owned and lived in one of the destroyed houses since 1930, and then, in a matter of minutes, his house, and 16 others on Berkshire Street, were in flames.

"I don't hear any sirens, so I call 911 to make sure," says Fuller. "So within a matter of two minutes, the whole neighborhood, three, four, five were on fire. The flames had shot across the street."

Twenty-five fire departments responded to the call for aid. No serious injuries or fatalities were reported. However, over 120 people were displaced by the blaze. City officials are asking for any donations to go to the official Mayor's Relief Fund.

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Gerard Mahoney, assistant chief at the Cambridge Fire Department, which tweets @cambridgemafire.

This segment aired on December 6, 2016.

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