Fire in gym of middle school in Oakland

November 8, 2010 8:59:31 AM PST
Firefighters responded this morning to a one-alarm fire in the gymnasium of a middle school in Oakland, according to a fire spokeswoman.

The fire was reported at the Claremont Middle School gymnasium, located at 5750 College Ave., at about 1:30 a.m., fire Battalion Chief Eleanor Bolin-Chew said.

It was brought under control around 2:10 a.m.

Firefighters contained the fire to the roof, where it appeared to have started, Bolin-Chew said.

She said the fire does not appear suspicious but that investigators are looking into the cause.


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