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Crews Contain Three-Alarm Fire at Warehouse in Oakland

Crews on the scene of a warehouse fire in East Oakland have contained it to the building where it started about 12:20 a.m. Monday but are still on the scene extinguishing the fire completely.

Fire officials said in a 2:16 a.m. tweet that at least two companies operate in the warehouse in the 900 block of 77th Avenue, which abuts other buildings on three sides.

Officials said about 40 firefighters from four battalions responded to the scene with 11 engines and three trucks.

Multiple witnesses were saying people were lighting fireworks in the area for hours, and one business owner who’s a tenant in the building told NBC Bay Area fireworks may have caused the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.

Oakland crews also were on the scene of a commercial fire inside a single-story building at 42nd Street and Telegraph Avenue in the Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood.

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Source: NBC Bay Area

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