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Cambridge shelters open for those displaced by 10-alarm fire

A Cambridge police officer helped a women with a mask  at the scene of the 10-alarm fire.
Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff
A Cambridge police officer helped a women with a mask at the scene of the 10-alarm fire.

Shelters are open for people displaced in the vicinity of the 10-alarm fire that began on Berkshire Street in Cambridge, according to the Cambridge Fire Department.

Those affected by the fire can go to the War Memorial Recreation Center, located at 1640 Cambridge St., or Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, located at 459 Broadway, according to the fire department.

Multiple buildings in the East Cambridge neighborhood were in flames Saturday, as thick smoke rose over the city. Authorities were alerted to the massive blaze just before 3 p.m.