CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – The city of Cambridge is raising money to help residents of two apartment buildings who lost everything in a fire.
The fire started in the basement of a building on Hunting Street early Monday morning and then jumped to the building next door on Cambridge Street.READ MORE: I-Team: What Massachusetts Can Learn From Leading COVID Vaccination States
Everyone escaped safely, but most of them are now starting over with nothing. A total of 22 people in nine units lost their homes, authorities said.
Anyone who can help is asked to donate to the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund at cambridgema.gov/MayorsDisasterReliefFund.READ MORE: Reopening Of Wedding Industry Welcome News For Business, Brides And Grooms
You can also contribute in person at the finance department in City Hall or mail it to:
Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund
c/o Finance Dept.
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
The Sunset Café, a local landmark on the ground floor of the Cambridge Street building, was also destroyed in the fire.MORE NEWS: Arrest Made After 80-Year-Old Shrewsbury Woman Injured In Hit & Run
The cause is still under investigation.