CAMBRIDGE, MA (WHDH) — A fire that broke out in Cambridge has forced people out of three buildings.

Crews received a report of the fire on Magazine Street around 1 a.m. Thursday.

In total, 65 firefighters from several surrounding communities responded to the scene.

Fire Chief Gerard Mahoney believes that the fire started somewhere in the back of the building.

Overall, the heavy flames affected 20 apartments. Officials said everyone made it out of the buildings safely.

“We don’t like to see anybody displaced at any time, particularly during the holiday season; obviously makes it that much more difficult,” said Mahoney.

The city is working with the American Red Cross to make sure everyone has a place to stay.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation; investigators are currently reviewing nearby surveillance footage.

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