Salvation Army truck catches fire in downtown Oakland parking lot

- Oakland Fire Department confirmed a Salvation Army truck was on fire Tuesday evening in the Salvation Army parking lot at 7th and Franklin in the downtown area. 

The fire department said they got the call at 8:15 p.m. of a fire in the parking lot of the Salvation Army. When they arrived they said they found one of the Salvation Army's delivery and pick up trucks on fire threatening the building and other trucks in the lot.

Fire units were able to access and put out the fire. It only reached one alarm and the fire was under control at 8:35 p.m. The truck and the contents were a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

Video posts and photos of the truck engulfed in flames started showing up on social media around 8:30 p.m. 

 

 

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