Fire Rips Through Oakland Outlet Store in Fruitvale District

Firefighters knocked down a two-alarm blaze at a store in Oakland's Fruitvale District.

The Monday afternoon fire was at the Oakland Outlet store near the the Fruitvale BART station. The fire was reported at 11:22 a.m. in the 3300 block of Farnam Street, about one block north of International Boulevard.

"We immediately upgraded our response to a second alarm due to the close neighboring buildings," Oakland Fire Lt. Charleton Lightfoot said.

The blaze was extinguished by 12:12 p.m. A firefighter suffered a minor and injury. The firefighters was treated and released at the scene.

Streets in the area are blocked off while firefighters continue to investigate a cause.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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