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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Flames shoot out of an apartment building in West Oakland, Calif. on Monday, March 27, 2017.
Flames shoot out of an apartment building in West Oakland, Calif. on Monday, March 27, 2017.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Four people died in a fire that broke out at a three-story apartment building in the East Bay last Monday. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called on the Bay Area to help those affected Wednesday.

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"Some of our most vulnerable neighbors suffered a great loss as a result of the fire at 2551 San Pablo Avenue," she said in a news release.

Schaaf says city staff has focused on helping victims recover.

"The residents impacted by this fire were facing a number of challenges and barriers before this tragic event occurred and need our help now more than ever," Schaaf wrote.

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Checks can be made out to: FPCO San Pablo Fire Victims Advocacy

You can mail them to the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland at 2619 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612