• Mass Ave Bridge reopened after fire temporarily shuts it down

    By: Manoella Macedo

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    BOSTON - A fire investigation prompted State Police to close down the Mass Ave Bridge and a part of Storrow Drive on Thursday morning.

    Both the Mass Ave Bridge and Storrow Drive has since been reopened.

    All lanes were open from Cambridge to Boston but only one lane was reopened from Boston to Cambridge. 

    According to an update from State Police, the fire happened at a homeless encampment under the Mass Ave Bridge. Engineers are inspecting the bridge for any structural damages.

    The fire, investigators say, is believed to have involved mattresses. They added that debris fell between east and west lanes of Storrow Drive. 

    State Police and the Cambridge Fire Department worked throughout the late morning into the early afternoon to put out the fire.

    No injuries were reported.

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