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Outdoor Oakland fire displaces five, destroys van

Fire destroyed a van and five makeshift dwellings Sunday afternoon at a homeless encampment in Oakland’s East Peralta neighborhood, displacing six people, the Oakland Fire Department reported.

The fire near the intersection of 12th Street and 18th Avenue was first reported at 2:41 p.m. Sunday, said Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Tracey Chin.

Nineteen firefighters, with three engines and a truck, had the fire under control at 2:52 p.m., Chin said. No one was injured, but six people were displaced, she said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Oaklandfirelive A fire that broke out Sunday, October 20, 2019 at East 12th Street and 18th Avenue in Oakland, Calif. destroyed a van and displaced five people from a homeless encampment.
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