Warehouse fire causes temporary power outages for Oakland residents

Bay Area

OAKLAND (BCN) – Firefighters early Saturday morning responded to a three-alarm structure fire at a warehouse in East Oakland.

The fire broke out at a warehouse in the area of 45th Avenue and East 12th Street.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the warehouse.

The fire was reported as being contained around 1:34 a.m. and under control at 1:47 a.m.

The fire downed several power lines and burned a number of transformers, and there were power outages in the area, according to firefighters.

Initially, 1,486 customers lost power at 12:30 a.m. As of 11:30 a.m., 118 customers remain affected.

There are no reports of injuries to firefighters.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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