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Five-alarm fire destroys large building in Ayer

A five-alarm fire early this morning destroyed a building in Ayer containing a row of stores and several apartments, but no injuries were reported, fire officials said.

The blaze broke out shortly after midnight in a building at 63 Main St., quickly engulfing the building and two floors above, State Fire Marshal Steve Coan said in a telephone interview.

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