Four-alarm fire damages MIT-owned apartment complex

A four-alarm fire damaged two apartment complexes in Central Square fire on Auburn Street and Magazine Street around 1 a.m. last Thursday.

One of the buildings, 22-24 Magazine Street is a market-rate apartment complex owned by MIT. Approximately 50 individuals live there, including 14 members of the MIT community, Matthew Bauer, director of communications for the Division of Student Life, wrote in an email to The Tech.

“As many as 10 students were re-housed on-campus by DSL. Other residents were offered a one-week stay at the Hyatt Hotel, and all residents are being assisted financially to cover emergency expenses,” Bauer wrote.

The Cambridge Fire Department responded and all residents were evacuated quickly and the fire contained. No one was seriously injured.

MIT staff are working with affected individuals to secure alternative housing.

Reports estimate that around 65 firefighters from Arlington, Cambridge, Boston, Belmont, Brookline, Newton, Waltham and Watertown responded to the fire.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.