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BU fire leaves five injured

Students have received a university alert urging them to avoid the area around the building.

A three-alarm fire at Boston University left three students, a university police officer and a firefighter injured.

Firefighters arrived at a Boston University College of Communication recording studio shortly before 9 a.m. on Friday and evacuated the building, WCVB has reported.

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The fire, on the third floor of a three-story building, was extinguished by 9:35 a.m., the Boston Globe stated. The five injured people were all taken to area hospitals and treated for smoke inhalation.

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Officials told WCVB that high gas levels were detected in the building, but none of the inhalation injuries were life-threatening.

Students have received a university alert urging them to avoid the area around the building, which is at 640 Commonwealth Ave., the Globe added.

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Service on the MBTA Green Line’s B branch from Packards Corner to Kenmore Square was suspended temporarily, according to WCVB.

 
 
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