Fire in gym of middle school in Oakland


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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