OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Residents of at least six apartments in an East Oakland building were evicted by a two-alarm fire on Sunday afternoon.
The fire was reported at around 2:20 p.m. at 1810 East 25th St. in a neighborhood near Highland Hospital. Firefighters could see a column of smoke from blocks away, said Oakland Fire Chief Reginald Freeman.
No injuries were reported in the fire. The residents were able to safely evacuate the building and the fire brigade found no one inside during a search. The fire was under control around 3 p.m.
At least six out of 14 units in the building were uninhabitable and it’s possible the rest will be red-labeled, firefighters said.
The Red Cross supported those displaced by the fire. The cause is being investigated.
Incident UNDER CONTROL from 3:00 p.m. https://t.co/hlwNACXGxP
– Oakland Fire Department (@OaklandFireCA) May 23, 2021
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