Four-Alarm Fire Engulfs Building Under Construction in Oakland

A quickly growing four-alarm blaze gutted a partially constructed 7-story building near Lake Merritt in Oakland on Friday.

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A large fire burns at a building under construction Friday, July 7, 2017, in Oakland. The fire broke out around dawn Friday at a seven-story building under construction, forcing evacuations of people nearby, and sending flames high into the air. Officials say the fire is contained. (Mark Cianca via AP)
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Fire engulfed an Oakland building under construction on early Friday morning. (July 7, 2017)
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The structure is on the 2400 block of Valdez Street. Police blocked roads due to the inferno that sparked around 4:30 a.m. (July 7, 2017)
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A four-alarm fire on Friday engulfed an Oakland building under construction, prompting evacuations in the area. (July 7, 2017)
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Smoke was seen billowing out of a next-door residence's roof. (July 7, 2017)
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A large fire burns at a building under construction Friday, July 7, 2017, in Oakland. The fire broke out around dawn Friday at a seven-story building under construction, forcing evacuations of people nearby, and sending flames high into the air. Officials say the fire is contained. (Mark Cianca via AP)
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Flames spread to a car parked on the street. (July 7, 2017)
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Crews' efforts to contain the blaze ensured that it didn't reach four homes to the east of the construction site. (July 7, 2017)
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Firefighters battling leftover flames at a scorched construction site on early Friday morning in Oakland. (July 7, 2017)
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Smoke pouring from all corners of a massive charred building in Oakland. (July 7, 2017)
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Flames gutted the 7-story Alta Waverly construction site in Oakland. Upon completion next spring, the development was to offer 196 housing units. (July 7, 2017)
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