Fire in a fifth-floor apartment
HighRise Ops Staff
OAKLAND, California – The East Bay Times reports that Oakland firefighters responded to a fire at a high-rise apartment building on Monday.
Firefighters responded to a fire on the fifth-floor of a 12-story building in the 1000 block of 7th Street at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Some occupants self-evacuated while others sheltered in place.
Officials said firefighters had extinguished the fire within 15 minutes.
A woman living the in unit of origin suffered minor burns and sought her own medical treatment.
The fire has been deemed accidental. Based on initial report from the Fire Investigator, the cause appears to be an electrical fire related to the Christmas tree lights. No further details at this time. #OFD https://t.co/0nQgdYiyYd
— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) December 14, 2020
As reported by @HarryHarris15, at yesterday’s fire, #OFD Firefighters also brought out a cat alive from inside the building that suffered smoke inhalation and administered oxygen to the animal. It was taken to the @oaklandsanimals shelter, where it was expected to recover. pic.twitter.com/tl95qBbzMl
— Oakland Fire Department (CA) (@OaklandFireCA) December 15, 2020