Social media played big role in providing Emeryville fire information

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Social media played a big part in keeping people updated on the 6-alarm fire that burned an apartment complex under construction on Wednesday morning in Emeryville. (KGO-TV)

Social media played a big part in keeping people updated on the massive 6-alarm fire that burned an apartment complex under construction on Wednesday morning in Emeryville.

The Alameda County Fire Department took to Twitter every step of the firefight.
PHOTOS: 6-alarm fire burns in Emeryville near Oakland border


Social media gave us the play-by-play as crews increased water pressure then later, as the morning got busier, they tackled a smaller fire in Union City that tied up resources.

Probably the most in-depth behind-the-scenes look came from the drone they launched to detect hot spots.

RELATED: 20 displaced after fire destroys Alameda County townhomes

Sky7 captured the drone in action. It went up just as the fire spread to nearby townhomes.

Just before 8 a.m., the fire department tweeted that the fire was finally contained.
Click here for more on the Emeryville fire.

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