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DEVELOPING: 4-Alarm Blaze in Oakland, Calif. Apartment Building

09 July, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Paula Vaughn
  • Massive fire rips through building under construction in Oakland

A local reporter for ABC7 News, Alexis Smith, tweeted helicopter footage of the fire.

Logan says crews will work over the weekend to secure and take down the untethered construction crane that authorities fear could collapse. Officials said the pair created a fire trap and then packed the building with paying guests for music shows like the one held the night of the fire.

Those evacuated are offered shelter with assistance from the Red Cross. The fire was burning near the Whole Foods and an Acura dealership at 24th and Valdez Street. There were no immediate report of injuries.

Like at least three other recent fires deemed by investigators to be arson, the Lester Avenue fire started early in the morning. The Intersection is set to be built again, offering 105 residential units and 21,000 square feet of retail space.

The fire began early Friday at a building under construction, forcing nearby evacuations and sending flames high into the air.

Streets in the surrounding area remain closed.

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A large crane in the middle of an Oakland building that was destroyed by fire is in danger of collapsing.

Firefighters continue to pour numerous streams of water on the smoldering site.

The fire was sparked at about 5 a.m. and quickly spread throughout the construction site, fueled by building materials.

People nearby are being evacuated and streets are blocked off.

An enormous 4-alarm fire that broke out Friday morning at an Oakland construction site is almost contained, but an unstable crane is still causing concern.

The NBC Bay Area SkyRanger captured footage of flames and smoke pouring from all corners of a massive charred building, which has been reduced to a skeleton in most places.

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