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

October 10, 2018

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.

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.

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."

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.


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

"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.

There is no further information available at this time.