BOSTON (WHDH) - More than 100 firefighters from several area communities battled a stubborn multi-alarm blaze that ripped through a building in Brighton that previously housed a dance school, fire officials said.

The eight-alarm blaze was first reported at the Brookline Academy of Dance around 4:30 a.m. on Friday and quickly spread to multiple floors, according to Boston fire officials.

As crews raced to contain the flames, shifting winds left them battling through zero visibility conditions.

Fire officials used the department’s drone to direct the firefight, giving crews a bird’s-eye view of the raging blaze.

One firefighter is believed to have suffered a minor injury while battling the fire. There were no other reported injuries.

The former dance academy had been converted into a commercial building with officers and music studios.

The cause remains under investigation.

No additional information was immediately available.

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