A fire broke out this Tuesday afternoon on the roof of Random Hall dormitory at 282 Mass. Ave. on the MIT campus, forcing an evacuation of the building. No injuries were reported in the two-alarm fire, and by 3:35 p.m. firefighters had knocked it down, according to safety officials.
Massachusetts Avenue between Albany and Sidney streets was closed for some time, which caused heavy traffic, according to police.
Random Hall is MIT's smallest dormitory, providing housing for 93 residents.
BREAKING: No reported injuries in 2-alarm fire on roof of MIT dorm in Cambridge
By Natalie Handy
nhandy (at) wickedlocal.com
Posted Jun. 21, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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Roof of MIT building on Mass. Ave. catches on fire
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Photo: Cambridge Police
Fire crews responded to a fire at MIT on Tuesday.
The fire was located on the roof on Random Hall on Mass. Ave.
The Cambridge Fire Department responded to the scene.
Residents were evacuated.
No injuries have been reported.
Crews respond to fire at MIT dorm
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