Oakland Hills fire under control, preliminary cause identified

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OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — The Oakland Fire Department controlled a fire in Oakland Hills by 11:27 a.m. Tuesday.

They responded to a fire at the 6200 block of Crown Ave at Merriewood Dr around 9:30 a.m. Two structures burned and the fire had spread into vegetation, firefighters tweeted.

The fire was largely confined by 10:41 a.m. Upon a preliminary investigation, fire officials believe an overloaded generator started the fire. Thirty firefighters fought the “aggressive fire attack. Eight people are displaced.

(Oakland Fire Department)
Oakland Hills (Google)

The East Bay Hills are under a Red Flag Warning for the next few hours, meaning there is a higher risk of fires spreading due to dry conditions and strong wind gusts.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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