Oakland grass fire contained after threatening structures

Bay Area

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – A 3-alarm grass fire that broke out near westbound I-580 in Oakland on Thursday evening has been contained, according to authorities.

More than 50 firefighters responded to the scene at 35th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fire started at a homeless encampment.

Oakland Fire Department says the blaze was threatening multiple structures above 580 west. Five apartment buildings burned on the outside, but there were no major damages or injuries reported.

Officials ask you to avoid the area at this time.

This is developing. Check back for updates.

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