9 displaced in Oakland house fire in Lower Bottoms neighborhood

House fire at 8th and Campbell streets.

A house fire in Oakland is under control Wednesday afternoon, but as many as nine people were displaced and two structures damaged, Oakland fire officials say. 

The two-alarm fire at 8th Street between Campbell and Chester streets involved a vacant single-family home and a duplex. It was first reported at 2:18 p.m. and by 3 p.m. was under control. 

As many as 50 firefighters responded to the blaze in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood.

Of those displaced three are children. The American Red Cross has been notified. No injuries were reported. 

It is not clear how the fire began. A fire officials said both structures were on fire when they arrived. Firefighters said the older wood frame construction and close proximity of the homes caused the fire to spread rapidly.

Crews limited the major damage to the uninhabited home, which is where the fire originated. 

Bay City News contributed to this report. 

Oakland house fire at 8th and Campbell. Photo courtesy Oakland Fire Department.