Update: The 3 Alarm incident is contained but not Under Control. No personnel have been released from the incident. The #OFD crews continue to put water on the materials stacked inside the facility & on the pile in the yard where fire also continues to burn. https://t.co/eyYCCBjwfX pic.twitter.com/R7XM2fzCNT— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) June 12, 2021
Officials say the fire is at the California Waste Solutions Recycling Center in Oakland.
UPDATE: 55 minutes into the incident at the CA Waste Solutions facility. Still a 3 Alarm response with crews making progress. 2 buildings on fire with an addition structure threatened. Large fire on the recycling pile in the yard. 19 #OFD fire##units on scene. 55 personnel. pic.twitter.com/TuvyOD1fGE— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) June 12, 2021
Two buildings caught on fire while an additional structure remains threatened. Officials say piles of debris at the yard went ablaze.
Viewers say they can smell the smoke as far east of the city at Lake Merritt.
No word yet on the cause of the fire.