At least two people displaced in two-alarm East Oakland house fire

OAKLAND — Firefighters managed to control a two-alarm fire Wednesday that left an East Oakland building with at least moderate damage, authorities said.

There were no reports of firefighter or resident injuries, and no immediate damage estimate.

Shortly after 4 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the 1000 block of 69th Avenue, an Oakland Fire Department dispatcher said.

A second alarm was called at 4:15 p.m., with firefighters mounting a home’s roof in the block to beat back flames. The fire was placed under control at 4:41 p.m., and a fire investigator was summoned to the site.

At least two residents were displaced by the two-alarm blaze, which started outside between a leased home and vacant in-law unit behind it, according to preliminary information from Oakland Fire investigator Javan Smith.

At least one resident managed to escape the fire with a pet bird, and other animals managed to escape the flames.

A three-alarm fire Tuesday night in West Oakland displaced 14 people and may have been started by a squatter. Investigators are probing the causes of both blazes.

E29 is on scene and going into Fire attack for a working fire at a single story residential structure in the 1000 block of 69th Ave in East Oakland. Other #OFD crews are in route to scene.

— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) April 7, 2021

2nd Alarm has been called for the 69th Ave incident. Crews are 15 minutes into the incident. #OFD

— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) April 7, 2021

The 69th Ave fire has been knocked down. No known injuries at this time. Some pets have been safely removed from a residence. @oaklandpoliceca has been called or traffic support. A Fire Investigator has been assigned. More details to come. #OFD

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— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) April 7, 2021

Under Control — 4:41 PM.

— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) April 7, 2021

Uodate: 3 Adults and various animals have been displaced. Red Cross has been notified. No injuries.

— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) April 8, 2021

Check back for updates. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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