Helicopters hovered over the Emeryville triangle neighborhood this morning and black smoke could be seen pluming from the area of 47th between Adeline and San Pablo Avenue. An Alameda County Fire unit and a second alarm from neighboring Oakland Fire responded to the scene.
A residential fire broke out shortly before 9 a.m. causing unknown injuries and damage to homes. NBC helicopter footage revealed major damage to at least three houses.
#UPDATE: Crews continue to battle two-alarm blaze in Emeryville. Two homes have burned, according to Alameda County fire officials. https://t.co/kDqP2Q3zY7 pic.twitter.com/391LQIwR25
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) June 26, 2019
The origin of the blaze was reported to be a 2-story home at 1061 47th street. The fire extended to the adjacent homes at 1063 & 1065 47th streets according to the Alameda County Fire Department.
Six people were evacuated from the scene with three transported to a local hospital according to an Alameda County Fire Department tweet. KPIX reporter Anne Makovec is reporting that among the injured were two women and a child. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
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Emeryville PD closed the strip of 47th to traffic and conducted temporary evacuations of adjacent homes. The fire was reported to be contained about an hour later but the strip of 47th will remain closed while Firefighters secure the properties and complete their investigation.
Since this is breaking news, we will update this story as new information becomes available.
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yes, thankfully these residents were not 54 stories up blocked by choking traffic preventing help from reaching them rapidly.
Hey NIMBY, give it a rest. Addressing the housing crises is more important than your precious view. Don’t like it? Move out to the burbs!