OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Four shipping containers full of food products burned at the Port of Oakland Sunday night, an Oakland Fire Department battalion chief said.
The initial call to Oakland firefighters came at about 7 p.m. Sunday, said Battalion Chief Demond Simmons. The containers, near the intersection of Seventh and Maritime Streets at the port, were staged to be loaded onto truck trailers when they started burning, he said.READ MORE: UCSF Dr. Peter Chin-Hong On COVID Delta Variant Surge: 'Desperate Measures Are Needed In Desperate Times'
Twenty-four firefighters worked for about an hour to put out the fire. No one was injured, said Simmons, who did not know who owned the containers or their cargo.MORE NEWS: Monterey Public Library Reopening This Week
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.