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Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Firefighters battled an early morning blaze on Summer Street in Boston.
The blaze was discovered around 4:29 a.m., according to the Boston Fire department’s official Twitter account.
Boston Fire Department
The first wave of firefighters saw large flames billowing out of shattered windows on the first three floors, the department said.
A small army of firefighters and a fleet of vehicles were used to battle the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. No firefighters were injured.
A cleaning crew was in the building early today, and they fled without any injuries, the department said.
The South Boston commercial building was undergoing renovation.
Firefighters used deck guns and hoses from ladder trucks to throw powerful streams of water through the windows and onto the fires, the department said.
The fire damaged the five-story brick building.
Throughout the morning, fires would periodically gain new energy, and the department responded with a new burst of water on the hotspots.
Firefighters battled the blaze.
Ladder trucks were used to get the fire under control.
The fire department said Summer Street between D Street at the Convention Center and South Station will likely be closed for closed through the morning.
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