Firefighters battling four-alarm fire in California

Mar 28, 2017, 00:26
Firefighters battling four-alarm fire in California

Officials say there were 50-60 people who lived in the residence.

Three people suffered injuries as a result of smoke inhalation, fire officials said.

The Fire Prevention Bureau often teams up with the American Red Cross to distributes smoke alarms to residents free of charge was a preventative measure.

"There were no sprinklers or fire extinguishers", said Curtis Robinson, 52, who had to leave his wheelchair behind in his first floor room in the scramble to escape.

Oakland Fire said "potentially" a body was found on the third floor of the building.

Residents inside the building told NBC Bay Area that the fire may have been caused by a burning candle. But the roofs and the walls became dangerously unstable because of the blaze, and firefighters were forced out of the building and had to fight it from the outside, he said. Firefighters rescued seven people from the building.

"This building has not been right for a long time", she said.

Northern California firefighters are battling a large four-alarm fire at a building in West Oakland.

An Oakland Fire chief says one person has died in a fire Monday at a three-story residential building.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, crews arrived on the scene at 6:10 a.m. The building that burned Monday is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) northwest of the warehouse nicknamed the Ghost Ship.

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