Fire at an East Oakland Fourplex Displaced One Resident, Pet

Oakland Fire Department

One resident of an East Oakland apartment building and one pet were displaced by a two-alarm fire Sunday night, said Oakland Fire Department spokesman Michael Hunt.

Around 9:17 p.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a report an attic fire at the two-story fourplex on the 7200 block of MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland, according to the Oakland Fire Department Twitter. About seven minutes later, a second alarm was struck.

At 9:35 p.m., Hunt said the resident was safe and about 30 firefighters were on the scene.

The fire was under control by 9:51 p.m. There was significant damage to the two upper units, but the lower units were also impacted, Hunt said.

Only one of the units was occupied; the other three were vacant. The fire appears to have started on the second floor before making its way to the attic, he said.

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