Firefighters put out apartment fire near Lake Merritt

September 7, 2013 1:26:35 PM PDT
Firefighters extinguished an apartment fire in a high-rise building next to Lake Merritt in Oakland, according to an Oakland fire dispatcher.

The fire was reported around 11:50 a.m. at a high-rise apartment building at 1 Lakeside Drive, the dispatcher said.

Crews arrived to find a fire inside an apartment on the building's 19th floor, according to a post on the Oakland Fire Department's official Twitter page.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control around 12:15 p.m., the dispatcher said.

Information about the extent of damage caused by the blaze was not immediately available.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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