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Construction Fire in Oakland

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

 

OAKLAND — A massive five-alarm fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a townhome complex under construction in West Oakland, sending up huge flames that lit up the dark sky and could be seen for miles around, officials said.

It was not immediately known if the large blaze at the multi-story, six-building complex near West Grand Avenue and Myrtle Street was deliberately set.

Mayor Libby Schaaf, at a news conference at 9:30 a.m., said it’s unclear if an arsonist is to blame for the fire, but that “arsonists have been trying to burn down housing projects in Oakland.”

Schaaf urged people — especially those who live near construction sites — to be vigilant of possible arsonists and to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity. People can also call the city’s anonymous tip line at 510-238-4031 to submit tips.

 

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https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/10/23/massive-fire-burning-at-west-oakland-apartment-complex/

Construction Fire in Los Angeles

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

 

SOUTH LOS ANGELES --

A fire engulfed two buildings that were under construction Tuesday morning in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles, prompting a massive response from firefighters.
The inferno was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of 95th Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Flames were "shooting up 70, 80 feet in the air," said LAFD Battalion Chief Robert Caropino. He said firefighters evacuated the occupants of an adjacent apartment building that sustained minimal damage.
Ten-year-old Melody Guillen said a neighbor helped her and others -- including her pet turtle -- escape from her house through a window as the fire threatened the home.

 

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https://abc7.com/south-la-fire-2-buildings-erupt-in-flames-at-construction-site/4275119/