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Three-alarm fire causes $500,000 damage to vacant East Boston building

Firefighters worked on the Marion Street blaze early Friday.

Boston Fire Department

Firefighters worked on the Marion Street blaze early Friday.

A three-alarm fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to a vacant apartment building in East Boston, the Boston Fire Department said on its Twitter account.

No one was injured and firefighters said no squatters were found living inside the building.

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Crews responded to 201 Marion St. at 2:11 a.m., the department said. Heavy fire was found in the three-story, three-unit wood frame building on arrival, officials said.

The cause remains under investigation.

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