Originally posted at 2:13 a.m.
UPDATED: 3:30 a.m. Reports of a gas-fed fire still inside the building. Firefighters still on the scene. Road still closed near plaza. Electricity still out to part of the neighborhood.
5:30 a.m. The dozen businesses in the plaza have been destroyed and will not be able to open.
FRAMINGHAM – Firefighters are battling a major fire at a strip mall in Framingham early Saturday morning, that went to a third alarm.
The fire is in a strip mall at 969 Concord Street, also known as the Old Path Village.
Fire command ordered all firefighters out of the building around 2:15 a.m., after heavy flames coming from the roof of the strip mall.
Located in that strip mall is Styles & Smiles, J&M Diner, and a handful of other businesses.
Reports had the fire coming from the salon when firefighters arrived on the scene.
Firefighters have tough conditions with high winds. The temperature with the wind chill is about minus-5 degrees.
No reports of injuries as of 3:30 a.m.
It is unlikely that any of the businesses will be able to open this weekend.
Source will update when we have more details.
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