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Posted: 3:29 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013
KTVU.com and Wires
OAKLAND, Calif. —
A one-alarm fire displaced three children and two adults from their East Oakland apartment Thursday afternoon, a fire battalion chief said.
The fire was reported a short time before 3 p.m. at a two-story apartment building at the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Ritchie Street, according to the fire department.
Crews arriving on the scene saw smoke coming from the building's second floor.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to a single second-story apartment and fully extinguished it in about 30 minutes, Battalion Chief Jamie Bowron said.
The apartment's five residents, as well as a few other residents in the building, all evacuated safely, the chief said.
No injuries were reported.
Bowron said the fire started in a back bedroom of the apartment, causing heavy fire and smoke damage.
An estimate for the damage caused by the blaze was not available.
The Red Cross was called to provide housing assistance for the five people displaced by the fire, Bowron said.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.
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