BILLERICA -- Boston Road was closed in the area of Dale Street Saturday afternoon as firefighters battled a one-alarm fire in a vacant building.
No one was hurt in the fire at 888 Boston Road that began about 3 p.m., according to firefighters.
Flames were knocked down fairly quickly in a building that used to be home to an animal clinic. There is an apartment in the building as well, but it was vacant at the time of the fire.
The fire appears to have started outside the building and then spread up to the second floor. The cause remains under investigation.
Firefighters from Bedford and Burlington covered Billerica stations while Billerica crews battled the fire.
-- ROBERT MILLS