Fire breaks out at Oakland homeless encampment, second time in six months

A fire broke out Monday morning at a homeless encampment in Oakland, the second time in at least six months.

Oakland Fire Batallion Chief Zorada Diaz said crews used 1,000 gallons of water to put out the fire at Fifth and Oak streets near the railroad tracks under Interstate Highway 880.

Crews also had to shut down the railroad while they put out the blaze about 5:30 a.m. Diaz said she personally has been to this homeless encampment once before in the last six months to put out other fires.