Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire in Brookline, motorists asked to avoid area

Firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire on Beacon Street in Brookline, police and fire officials said Sunday.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area near 1398 Beacon St. in Brookline, the location of the fire.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke billowing from the rear of the building, police said.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday, firefighters extinguished the fire.

The area of Beacon Street outbound was shut down at Harvard Street, and areas near Centre and Winchester streets were also shut down, police said.

“Please continue to avoid area as roads remain closed for a while longer,” police said in a tweet.

Cambridge provided mutual aid.

“Mutual aid response: Cambridge Ladder 1, Squad 4, & Division 1 are enroute to the 2nd alarm fire In Brookline,” the Cambridge Fire Department said in a tweet.

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