Officials say the fire broke out at a homeless encampment just at 5 p.m. Thursday in between 35th Ave. and High St.
Multiple structures above 580 West are threatened by this fire. No injuries reported on scene. Approximately 40 firefighters are on scene and @FalckAlCo ambulance is on standby. ALL thru traffic should avoid roads below MacArthur and 580 between 35th Ave and High. #OFD— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) October 23, 2020
Approximately 50 firefighters are on scene and four to five homes are threatened by flames.
Fire officials are warning people to avoid the area if possible.
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