Firefighters Rescue Trapped Resident from Heavy Oakland House Fire

Oakland firefighters knocked down a heavy fire just east of Lake Merritt Wednesday morning.

One occupant was reportedly trapped in the burning two-story Victorian building in the 400 block of East 19th Street, fire officials said at 6:18 a.m.

At 6:27 a.m., firefighters had knocked down the fire, evacuated the trapped occupant and completed a primary search for other victims. The rescued occupant is now receiving medical attention.

No further information was immediately available.

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