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Calif. FF burned fighting RV blaze

Oakland firefighters were able to keep extinguish the blaze without it spreading to other cars parked on the street

Harry Harris
East Bay Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — Two West Oakland fires Thursday morning left a firefighter injured and three residents of a Victorian house displaced, authorities said.

Officials said the firefighter sustained burns to his back while trying to control an RV fire that started about 3:41 a.m. Thursday in the 1800 block of Campbell Street. He was taken to a hospital for treatment and was later released.

The resident of the RV was able to get out on his own. The fire was eventually brought under control but the RV was gutted, officials said. Firefighters prevented the blaze from extending to other vehicles parked on the street.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The three residents and a dog were displaced after a fire that erupted about 6:56 a.m. Thursday at a two-story Victorian in the 3200 block of Hollis Street.

Smoke and flames were coming from the front of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene. The residents were already outside.

The fire was brought under control about 7:10 a.m. by a team of 18 firefighters. No residents or firefighters were injured.

Battalion Fire Chief Frank Tijiboy said the fire possibly started in a bathroom but the exact cause was under investigation.

A damage figure was not available. The displaced residents were being assisted by the Red Cross.


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