Suspicious Overnight Fire Destroys Building At Oakland Children’s Hospital

By Brandon Mercer

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A suspicious fire overnight Friday raged through a converted two-story home used as training facility for Children’s Hospital Oakland, fire officials said.

Firefighters declared the fire under control by 3:00 a.m. It started along the exterior of the building—located about one block away from main hospital building—and then spread up into the attic.

Suspicious Overnight Fire Destroys Building At Oakland Children's Hospital

Damage to the structure has been estimated at $150,000.

Investigators believe it is likely an arson, and will be on scene Friday morning.

No one was working overnight, and there were no injuries.

 

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