OAKLAND (CBS SF) – At least 16 people – including eight children – have been displaced following a fire at three-story apartment building early Monday morning, according to fire officials.

The blaze was first reported around 1:38 a.m. at the residential structure located in the 3000 block of Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Dino Torres said.

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One apartment unit was fully destroyed and two others suffered water damage, according to Torres, in the blaze that displaced three families altogether.

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Oakland Firefighters on the scene of a three-alarm apartment fire at a complex on the 3000 block of Fruitvale on April 15, 2019. (Oakland Fire Department / Twitter)

Oakland Firefighters on the scene of a three-alarm apartment fire at a complex on the 3000 block of Fruitvale on April 15, 2019. (Oakland Fire Department / Twitter)

Torres said the cause appears to be accidental, and may be linked to cooking. The blaze was extinguished around 2 a.m.

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