OAKLAND – On Monday morning, a two-alarm fire that broke out in a large homeless camp in West Oakland forced parts of the highway to close, officials said.
The fire broke out around 10:20 a.m. Monday at the 3400-block camp on Wood Street, below Interstate 80, when several cars, motorhomes and debris were burned, authorities said.
The thick smoke from the fire closed the Interstate 80 to the west and the transition routes to the south to 880 and Interstate 580, an area known as the Labyrinth.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Nearby firefighters were being very cautious as they reported propane and other fuel tanks, which they reported could explode.
The nearby train service was also stopped while firefighters battled the blaze.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Several nearby streets were closed while firefighters attended.
There have been other fires in the camp in the past.
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