Firefighters tackle, contain Oakland brush fire that damaged at least 1 home, authorities say

Bay City News
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Grass fire threatens multiple homes in Oakland, firefighters say
Crews are responding to a vegetation fire that's threatening multiple homes in the 3000 block Parker Avenue in Oakland Monday evening.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- More than 50 Oakland Firefighters tackled and contained a brush fire Monday afternoon that reached the attic of a nearby house.

The fire was raised to two-alarms 15 minutes after it was first reported on social media around 4 p.m.

The blaze was in the 3000 block of Parker Avenue but threatened structures nearby, including one on Outlook Avenue. At 4:45 p.m., Oakland Fire said there was an active fire in the attic of a house in the 7800 block of Outlook.

As of 5:20 p.m., fire crews were in the "mopping up" stage and checking for remaining hot spots.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.