At least two people displaced in two-alarm East Oakland house fire

OAKLAND — Firefighters managed to control a two-alarm fire Wednesday that left an East Oakland building with at least moderate damage, authorities said.

There were no reports of firefighter or resident injuries, and no immediate damage estimate.

Shortly after 4 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a structure fire in the 1000 block of 69th Avenue, an Oakland Fire Department dispatcher said.

A second alarm was called at 4:15 p.m., with firefighters mounting a home’s roof in the block to beat back flames. The fire was placed under control at 4:41 p.m., and a fire investigator was summoned to the site.

At least two residents were displaced by the two-alarm blaze, which started outside between a leased home and vacant in-law unit behind it, according to preliminary information from Oakland Fire investigator Javan Smith.

At least one resident managed to escape the fire with a pet bird, and other animals managed to escape the flames.

A three-alarm fire Tuesday night in West Oakland displaced 14 people and may have been started by a squatter. Investigators are probing the causes of both blazes.

Check back for updates. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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Author: George Kelly, Dylan Bouscher