Oakland homeless campfire units off huge 2-alarm fireplace at recycling firm – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF / BCN) – A massive 2-alarm fire that began Friday night at a nearby homeless camp quickly spread to the warehouse of a recycling company in East Oakland, sending towering flames and a thick cloud of smoke into the sky.

The fire brigade also had to stop train traffic on a nearby railway line for several hours. The Oakland Fire Department tweeted Saturday morning that the fire started at a nearby homeless camp.

April 2, 2021 at 9:16 pm
2 Alert fires between on the 9300 block of San Leandro St on the train tracks. Fire investigators have determined that a warehouse along the railroad tracks was the source of this fire. The cause is still unclear. #oakland #oaklandfire pic.twitter.com/AfiDRwcX0H

– Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) April 3, 2021

“The # OFD fire investigator at the 2nd alarm incident tonight determined that a warehouse along the railroad tracks was the source of this fire. The cause is still undetermined, ”it says in the post.

Firefighters responded to calls reporting the fire to Worldwide Green Resource at 9315 San Leandro St. at around 9:16 pm

9300 Block San Leandro https://t.co/aEu6nbyl0c pic.twitter.com/dlmJctWsV2

– Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) April 3, 2021

Arriving firefighters immediately upgraded it to two alarms to prevent the fire from spreading in large piles of recycled cardboard to a warehouse and other nearby buildings.

The firefighters had contained the fire by 10.45 p.m., but only brought it under control after several hours.

Other structures were not damaged and no one was injured, Hunt said.

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