VIDEO: Oakland railyard owner estimates millions of dollars in damage from 4-alarm fire

  • Source: KGO-TV ABC 7 San Francisco
  • Published: 05/27/2024 02:53 PM

Fire investigators are still working to figure out what caused an Oakland lumberyard to catch fire on Sunday night and continue to burn through the night. It happened at Economy Lumber near the corner of Coliseum and High Streets. "It spread so fast, by the time the fire department came, the fire had spread to the top of the roof already," Sam Jebrial, a neighbor said. Flanked by a gas station on one side and railroad tracks on the other, Oakland firefighters quickly called for this lumberyard fire to be four-alarms, bringing more than 100 firefighters to the scene. "The fuel load here was tremendous, like any lumberyard fire, so the crews on scene started calling four alarms right away," Lionel Jarreau, an Oakland Fire Battalion Chief said.


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