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A fire broke out today (Dec. 8) at approximately 10:45 a.m. in One Broadway, an office building owned by MIT at the corner of Third and Main Streets in Kendall Square. The Cambridge Fire Department has taken control of the scene.

The fire appears to have been caused by a transformer that ignited while it was being worked on. Twenty-five to 30 people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

The 17-floor multi-tenant office building is occupied mostly by commercial tenants and also houses some offices of the MIT Sloan School and the MIT OpenCourseWare project.

Those travelling by car or MBTA in the area are advised to check on local Red Line service and traffic conditions.

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