Fire on roof of Kendall Square building

1 Main Street on fire

A three-alarm fire broke out shortly before noon on the roof of 1 Main St. in Kendall Square, apparently sparked by an HVAC unit.

Cambridge firefighters got the main body of the fire knocked down by about 12:20 p.m.

Photo by Brittany Delaney:

1 Main St.

Jason Wells watched the fire from Boston:

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    Watching the whole thing from

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    Watching the whole thing from Cambridge Center.

    Lots of black smoke, it just turned very white which I think means they've knocked it down.

    Let me guess, your knowledge

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    Let me guess, your knowledge of smoke colors is from this season of The Walking Dead?

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    Looks like a mechanical fire:

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    Looks like a mechanical fire:

    MSG:UD CAMBRIDGE, MA -MIDDLESEX- *2ND ALARM* 1 MAIN STREET. CMD RPTING FIRE IS ON THE 14TH FLR OF A OFFICE BLDG. FIRE
    (Con't) 2 of 2
    IS LOCATED IN A COOLING TOWER. REQ. HIGH RISE RESP.  MA346

    MIT Reports The Fire Has Mostly Been Put Out

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    From: http://emergency.mit.net

    Posted Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:15 PM

    Fire at 1 Main Street, Cambridge (Building E90)

    The Cambridge Fire Department is responding to a fire at 1 Main Street in Cambridge, MA.

    The fire has mostly been put out. Firefighers are now working to ensure that all hot spots are addressed.

    The building has been evacuated.

    Please stay away the building until the all-clear has been given.

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