Fire Destroys Businesses In Framingham Shopping Plaza

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A fire has destroyed several businesses in a Framingham shopping plaza.

The fire started around 2 a.m. Saturday at the Old Path Village Complex.

Fire officials say the fire was difficult to combat and fast-moving because of strong winds and bitter cold.

Ten businesses were destroyed by the fire, which started in the attic of a business in the middle of the plaza.

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J&M Diner was among the buildings destroyed by a Framingham fire. (WBZ-TV)

J&M Diner was among the businesses affected.

“This is tragic. This is a landmark here,” customer Heather Finley said.

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Ten businesses were destroyed by an early morning Framingham fire. (WBZ-TV)

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Affected business owners say they’re in shock and heartbroken.

“It’s a building but obviously it’s a lot of memories and a lot of hard work,” said Camila Mendes of Bella Sisters Hair Salon and Spa. “Everybody is going to start again. But it’s just sad, and shocking to see it go.”

No injuries were reported.

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