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Amherst Alley construction site fire causes no injuries

A fire broke out at around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in a construction trench on Amherst Alley outside the ATO building. Cambridge firefighters had the blaze under control by around 8:50 a.m.

There were no injuries, although several nearby student residences were evacuated as a precaution.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by members of the Cambridge Fire Department and by MIT safety officials.

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