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Two-alarm structure and vegetation fire burning in Oakland hills

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A fire is burning in the Oakland hills. According to fire officials, the two-alarm blaze currently involves two structures and some surrounding vegetation.

The Oakland Fire Department reported at 10:41 that the fire is “largely confined” to the structures.

Police said just after 10:30 a.m. that officers are assisting with safety and traffic control and are asking the public to avoid the area of Crown Avenue and Merriewood Drive.

According to a report made by a resident in the Montclair neighborhood, two pops and a loud explosion were heard around 9:45 a.m. 

UPDATE: The fire was reported as under control at 11:27 a.m. The Oakland Fire Department said: “Preliminary cause of this fire is an overloaded generator. 8 people displaced. Moderate winds and an aggressive fire attack by over #OFD 30 firefighters responding confined this incident to two structures.”


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