Firefighters Extinguish Blaze Under I-580 Overpass In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Firefighters in Oakland responded to a fire Monday night underneath Interstate Highway 580, near the Emeryville border, according to a dispatcher with the Oakland Fire Department.

The fire was reported at 8:19 p.m. underneath the highway’s overpass, near Peralta and 36th streets, the dispatcher said.

Firefighters were captured in photographs walking among debris left by the city-sanctioned homeless encampment that was under the overpass.

A person at the scene took photos of the homeless encampment and posted them to Twitter. The photos showed firefighters walking between tents, a couch, and a barbecue grill, among other items beneath the overpass.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire by shortly after 9 p.m. There were no injuries reported.

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