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October 25, 2016 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, Medford/Somerville

A fire reported at 8:56 p.m. at 101 Talbot Ave., Somerville, a student residence on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus, has been extinguished. The fire was contained within the building, with damage contained to a portion of the second floor. No injuries were reported. 

Seven students have been displaced. Residential Life is working with them on housing arrangements. The cause of the fire is still to be determined.

We are deeply appreciative of the efforts of the Tufts University Police Department and Somerville Fire Department, who quickly responded to this incident.

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