RV burned in latest fire at Wood Street encampment in Oakland

(KRON) — A fire destroyed a recreational vehicle on Wood Street in Oakland Tuesday afternoon, fire officials said. Earlier, crews had responded to a fire near 26th and Wood Street in West Oakland, according to a tweet from the Oakland Fire Department. The location matches that of the sprawling Wood Street homeless encampment, a site that has seen several fires in the past few months.

A subsequent post from Oakland Firefighters, described the blaze as an “RV Fire” with “trash/debris on fire.” The RV was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, according to Oakland fire spokesman Michael Hunt.

The fire caused at least one power line to fall. No firefighters or residents in the area were injured, Hunt said. Crews thought the fire may have extended to a building in the 2500 block of Wood Street. Firefighters accessed the roof and found only trapped smoke.

As of 1:11 p.m., the fire was reportedly under control and crews were being released from the scene, according to a subsequent tweet from the Oakland Fire Department. Smoke in the area has “dissipated significantly,” the tweet advised.

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