Fire damages East Bay men's shelter

December 27, 2008 1:30:18 PM PST
Officials are still investigating a two-alarm fire that displaced 14 men from an Oakland shelter Friday afternoon, fire Lt. David Brue said.

Firefighters responded to a fire reported at 406 Pendleton Way at about 12:20 p.m., where flames had spread through a warehouse converted to a transitional housing facility, which Brue said was operated by the Bay Area World of Faith Ministry.

The fire, which was controlled by firefighters by about 1:20 p.m., appeared to have been started in the second-story used as sleeping quarters, according to Brue.

No injuries were reported, Brue said.

The 1,500 square foot building reportedly sustained heavy damage, and the exact cause is still under investigation.


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