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A firefighter was injured and 17 people were displaced in a two-alarm structure fire in Oakland’s Fruitvale district early Thursday morning, a fire spokesman said.

The fire was reported at a vacant house in the 2100 block of 34th Avenue near Foothill Boulevard at 3:51 a.m.

Fire spokesman Michael Hunt said firefighters who responded to the blaze saw that it was spreading to buildings on each side of the vacant home so they requested a second alarm.

Oakland Fire Department One firefighter was injured and 17 people were displaced after a structure fire on 34th Avenue in Oakland, Calif. erupted and spread to neighboring buildings early Thursday, March 19, 2020.

One of the adjacent buildings is a single-family residence and the other is a multi-unit structure.

The fire was declared under control at 4:30 a.m. but one firefighter was injured and 15 adults and 2 children were displaced, according to Hunt.

The American Red Cross has been contacted to arrange housing for the people who were displaced, Hunt said.

The fire rekindled at 7:57 a.m. but was quickly controlled, according to Hunt.

Fire officials asked for a structural engineer to examine the vacant house where the blaze originated and the house has been red-tagged, Hunt said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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