OAKLAND — Two folks and a canine escaped after a fireplace whipped by means of two RVs at a homeless encampment early Tuesday, fireplace officers stated.
The blaze broke out in a camp situated beneath the MacArthur Maze, close to West Grand Avenue and Wooden Road. Black smoke may very well be seen from Freeway 24, as crews raced to the blaze round 6:25 a.m.
Roughly 20 firefighters introduced the blaze below management at 7:02 a.m.
The hearth didn’t trigger any accidents, nevertheless it did intestine each the RVs. They have been adjoining to at least one one other within the homeless camp.
A lady figuring out herself as 30-year-old Brandi Phelps, of Hayward, stated she was asleep when the fireplace began.
“I heard a giant growth like a chair flying out of the window,” she stated. “I appeared exterior my window, and the opposite RV had caught fireplace.”
Phelps and the opposite lady together with her obtained of their RV earlier than the fireplace unfold. She additionally obtained out together with her poodle.
The Pink Cross was working with the girl to offer non permanent housing.