Firefighters extinguished a fire that occurred under an overpass near Lake Merritt in Oakland Thursday evening.
Just before 8 p.m., Oakland fire said they received about a fire near at a homeless encampment near the 1200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. Several apartment buildings are located in the immediate neighborhood.
According to officials, the fire engulfed household items and other items. The fire was later put under control.
A structural engineer was called to the scene to inspect the bridge. The bridge was later deemed safe and traffic returned in the area.
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