Crane removed from scene of massive 5-alarm fire near Oakland-Emeryville border

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An unstable construction crane that was on the brink of collapse Saturday at a construction site near the border of Oakland and Emeryville has been removed, according to fire officials. (KGO-TV )

An unstable construction crane that was on the brink of collapse Saturday at a construction site near the border of Oakland and Emeryville has been removed, according to fire officials.


Shortly after 2 a.m., Alameda County Fire Department officials posted an update on Twitter saying that the crane was safely removed and there were no reports of injuries.

The crane is located at a construction site at 3800 San Pablo Ave., where a five-alarm fire broke out Saturday morning. The crane was damaged in the fire, fire officials said.


Fire officials warned that the damaged crane could fall, and 35 people living in the 3900 block of Adeline Street were evacuated as a result.

The fire at 3800 San Pablo broke out shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday and was contained at 7:16 a.m. No one was injured, fire officials said.


Fire officials said that crews will remain at the scene throughout the morning to extinguish spot fires.



Two roads that were closed following a five-alarm fire Saturday at a construction site on the border between Oakland and Emeryville reopened Sunday morning, police said.

As of 9:30 a.m., San Pablo Avenue and Adeline Street near the construction site at 3800 San Pablo Ave. in Emeryville were open.

Westbound West MacArthur Boulevard between Market Street and San Pablo Avenue in Oakland is still closed, according to police.

Also, 39th Street at Adeline Street is closed.
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