Christmas tree may have started fire that killed Oakland man

- A Christmas tree may have caused a fatal fire in Oakland Wednesday evening. 

The fire happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 6500 block of Shattuck Avenue. 

A 38-year-old man died in his apartment after smoke overtook his second-floor unit. 

Investigators said when crews arrived, they found no active flames, but plenty of smoke coming from the man's Christmas tree. 

Nearby units were not affected. 

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