Flames, smoke shoot out from Oakland building

Three people who were rescued were injured.

Three people were hospitalized and seven others rescued after crews responded to the building in the 2500 block of San Pablo Avenue, between Mead Avenue and Milton Street and adjacent to Interstate 980, Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Erik Logan said. We also spoke to residents who came down the fire escape.

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Oakland became the site of the deadliest structure fire in the U.S.in more than a decade when three dozen partygoers perished at a warehouse fire in December.

One resident said she didn't hear any fire alarms and didn't see any sprinklers going off.

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Oakland firefighters are battling a four-alarm structure fire and making multiple rescues this morning from the occupied apartment building. Firefighter thought they saw a body on the third floor, but there has been no official confirmation of the death.

Logan says about 50 to 60 people lived in the West Oakland building, which housed people recovering from addiction. KTVU-TV reports it is unclear if people are still inside.

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Crews are reporting that the roof and floors are collapsing, forcing crews to withdraw from the building.


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