Massive building fire along Emeryville-Oakland border

- Firefighters are at the scene of a massive blaze on the Emeryville-Oakland border, early Saturday morning.

The Alameda County Fire Department reported that the fire is located on 3800 block of San Pablo Avenue, just off of Interstate 580.

San Pablo Avenue and Adeline Street near the construction site have reopened, after being closed due to firefighting efforts.

Just hours after a 5-alarm fire broke out on the border of Emeryville and Oakland, a second fire broke out two blocks away, around 9 a.m.

A firefighter told a neighbor that it does appear that the initial fire caused the second. Firefighters have extinguished the second fire, and are working on containing it. 

An unstable construction crane that was on the brink of collapse at the construction site was removed early Sunday morning. 

35 people living in nearby townhouses had been evacuated.

Scanner traffic says the initial fire started at a building under construction.

The first fire reportedly went to 5 alarms, with additional firefighting resources being called in to assist.

Flames spread to nearby buildings, with embers reportedly falling on brush on the interstate.

Nearby buildings have been evacuated.

There are no reports of any injuries.

 

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