Raw: Oakland Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze

Posted March 28, 2017

One person was killed and multiple people were rescued after a large fire tore through a West Oakland transitional housing facility this morning.

Crews rescued seven people, Logan said.

Battalion Chief Erik Logan did not provide the gender of the deceased.

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Hours later, firefighters continued with suppression efforts.

The four-alarm blaze was reported about 6 a.m. near 26th Street and San Pablo Avenue, fire officials reported via NBC Bay Area. We also spoke to residents who came down the fire escape.

Officials say there were 50-60 people who lived in the residence. They were on the third floor and said the hallways were filled with flames.

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KTVU-TV reports Monday (http://bit.ly/2nXPIV7) that it is unclear if people are inside the three-story residential building.

The fire quickly went to four alarms and not long later, the order to evacuate the building was made because the roof and floors had been compromised by the raging fire, according to the department's Twitter account.

Oakland became the site of the deadliest structure fire in the U.S.in more than a decade when three dozen partygoers perished at a warehouse fire in December.

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