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Massive Oakland fire is contained with no injuries: Reports

Key Points
  • A four-alarm fire Friday morning at a construction site in Oakland, California, has been contained, reports say.
  • There were no reported injuries from the fire.
A massive fire is consuming a construction site in Oakland: Reports
A massive fire is consuming a construction site in Oakland: Reports

A massive fire in a building under construction in Oakland, California, has been contained with no reported injuries, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The seven-story, mixed-use construction site, located near Lake Merritt, is called The Waverly, Fox affiliate KTVU Channel 2 News reported. The Friday morning incident prompted more than 100 people living in surrounding buildings to evacuate, according to acting Chief Darin White of the Oakland Fire Department.

White said a crane in the middle of the construction site, which was spinning from the high heat, was a "major concern" and caused firefighters to momentarily retreat in fear that it would collapse, SFGate reported.

Source: NBC Bay Area

The four-alarm fire was located near a Whole Foods Market store and an Acura car dealership.

A local reporter for ABC7 News, Alexis Smith, tweeted helicopter footage of the fire.

@AlexisABC7: Sky7 now over 4-alarm fire in Oakland near Valdez and 24th NW side of Lake Merritt- live coverage now http://abc7news.com/live.

Christien Kafton, a reporter for KTVU Channel 2 News, also tweeted video of the raging fire.

@CKaftonKTVU: 4 alarm fire at 24th and Valdez in Oakland building under construction crane in danger of collapse.