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Boston Police Officer Injured During Brush Fire In Back Bay Fens

BOSTON (CBS) -- Firefighters battled a large brush fire in The Fens Thursday afternoon.

The fire started around 2:20p.m. near the Muddy River.

Officials say a fire happens a few times a year in the area.

Park Drive at Boylston, the Fenway at Agassiz and Queensbury at Jersey Street were closed as firefighters extinguished the blaze.

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Fire burning in The Fens. (Courtesy: Adam Mendes via Patch)

A Boston police officer was transported to the hospital. No word on the extent of the officer's injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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