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Fire Closes CommonWealth Cafe On Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue

A single-alarm fire in the space between floors in a building on Telegraph Avenue shut down a cafe and displaced more than a dozen residents Sunday afternoon.


A three-alarm fire tears through a warehouse on Oakland's Auto Row.

Oakland To Start Rotating Fire Station Closures

The plan calls for two Oakland fire companies to be browned out in three day rotations.


Fire damage near the West Oakland BART Station (CBS)

Arson Confirmed In Oakland Fire That Shut Down Transbay BART Service

Federal authorities have confirmed that arson was to blame for a fire that shut down Bay Area Rapid Transit train service into and out of San Francisco earlier this month.


Firefighters at the scene of a one-alarm fire on Martin Luther King and 29th Ave. in Oakland, May 30, 2012. (CBS)

Stubborn Fire Destroys Vacant Oakland Victorian House

Oakland fire crews contained a one-alarm fire in a large Victorian building along Interstate 980 at 29th and Martin Luther King Way Wednesday morning.


Howard Jordan, Oakland Police

Oakland Police Interim Chief Jordan Staying Put; New Fire Chief Named

Oakland city officials Wednesday named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis.



2 Fires Break Out In Oakland Apartment Unit

Oakland fire officials are investigating why two fires broke out in the same apartment unit in less than four hours Friday, a fire spokesman said.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Audits Criticize Oakland’s Handling Of Emergency Service Taxes

Oakland has been improperly increasing parcel taxes for two emergency service programs for the past 10 years even though they have large unspent balances, City Auditor Courtney Ruby said.

CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

An Oakland Fire Dept. engine at the scene of a building fire. (Oakland FD)

Oakland Firefighters Approve Concessions To Help Balance Budget

Oakland firefighters voted by a margin of more than two-to-one to take a pay cut and make other concessions, their union president said Friday.

CBS San Francisco–07/08/2011

Flames overtake a home on 23rd Avenue in Oakland. (CBS)

Fire At Oakland Victorian Displaces Two Families

Two families were displaced and a firefighter was injured during a house fire in Oakland Tuesday morning.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

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Oakland House Fire Sends One To Hospital

A one-alarm structure fire that burned one person and displaced six others from their home was under control within a half-hour late Saturday night, a dispatcher at the Oakland Fire Department said.

CBS San Francisco–05/08/2011