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Fire Spreads From Stolen Car To Commercial Building In Oakland; Guard Hospitalized

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An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire that blazed in a stolen vehicle before spreading to a commercial building and resulting in the hospitalization of a security guard due to smoke inhalation early Wednesday morning, according to an Oakland fire battalion chief.

The structure fire, located at 933 Railroad Ave. was reported to fire officials at 12:16 a.m., Oakland fire Battalion Chief Eleanor Bolin-Chew said.

The blaze was under control by 1:08 a.m., Bolin-Chew said.

The fire appears to have began in a pickup truck, which had been stolen on Dec. 11 in Hayward. The flames then spread to a commercial building nearby.

The building’s security guard was at the scene during the fire and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, Bolin-Chew said.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation. No suspects have been identified in connection with the fire.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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