Fire Breaks Out Impacting Over 500 Homes; Black Smoke & Flames Pouring Out

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October 10, 2018

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At about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Oakland Fire Department responded to a 2-alarm fire scene at a warehouse in East Oakland at the intersection of 72nd Avenue and Hawley Street, fire officials say.

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Oakland fire officials say that they received numerous reports of several downed power lines near a fire that broke out in a one-story warehouse early Wednesday morning.

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Heavy, black smoke and flames were seen pouring out of the warehouse, which is right behind the Oakland Coliseum and Airport BART, according to "ABC7."

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About 502 homes have been left without power following the blaze, according to PG&E, reports "NBC Bay Area." At this time, investigators are assessing the damage and trying to determine what caused the fire.

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Fire officials are working alongside the East Bay Municipal Utility District to boost water pressure so they can take defensive precautions near the blaze.

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"The fire at a warehouse near the Oakland Coliseum is mostly out. @SFBART spokesperson says half of the Coliseum parking lot is closed, and commuters are being directed to park at Fruitvale," "NBC Bay Area" reports.

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There is no further information available at this time.