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Four-alarm fire in Somerville quickly extinguished

Fire crews from Somerville, Cambridge, and Malden battled a four-alarm fire in Somerville, near Davis Square.
Fire crews from Somerville, Cambridge, and Malden battled a four-alarm fire in Somerville, near Davis Square.Erin Clark/Globe Staff

Fire crews from several communities converged on a four-alarm fire in Somerville on Saturday afternoon but quickly had the flames under control, officials said.

Firefighters had knocked down the blaze at 195 Morrison Ave. by 2 p.m., a Somerville Fire Department dispatcher said.

Firefighters from Cambridge, Belmont, Medford, and Malden provided assistance at the scene, according to tweets from three departments and the Medford firefighters union.

The fire started around 1 p.m., according to a tweet from the Malden Fire Department.

No injuries were reported, Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for the state fire marshal’s office said in an email Saturday night. The building was undergoing renovations at the time of the fire and sustained “catastrophic damage.”

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Six other buildings and a vehicle were also damaged, Mieth said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Cambridge crews were starting to pack up around 2:15 p.m., according to a tweet from that department.




Sofia Saric can be reached at sofia.saric@globe.com Follow her on Twitter @sofia_saric. Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com.