A fire that started on the 7900 block of Mountain Boulevard near Keller Avenue in Oakland  at about 1:45 p.m. has now been contained, according to Cal Fire. Falling wires resulting from a car crashing into a fire pole started the blaze, which grew to three alarms at one point.

From the Chronicle’s report:

The Oakland Fire Department said 15 engines and two helicopters, including one from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, fighting the fire. Other emergency personnel and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. crews were also on the scene.

Updates below…

3:07 p.m. Cal Fire told our reporter Charla Bear that the fire has been completely contained. A spokesperson said the agency sent assistance because the location of the fire was in a mutual threat zone.

2:50 p.m.


2:45 p.m.


2:33 p.m.



Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor