3-Alarm Fire Destroys Three Homes in West Oakland

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A three-alarm fire at a home west of downtown Oakland spread to at least two neighboring houses, and all three structures were destroyed Monday morning, according to fire officials.

The fire at Ninth and Chester streets started with one structure, and quickly spread to neighboring homes, fire officials said.

Firefighters at the scene were forced to pull back as the flames spread to adjacent houses.

No injuries were reported, and seven residents were displaced, fire officials said.

The blaze was under control by about 9 a.m., and firefighters remained at the scene to monitor hot spots and conduct cleanup, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire was not yet known and was under investigation.

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