At least 4 buildings have been torched near I-580 in Oakland Hills; firefighter injured

OAKLAND — Multiple buildings have burned down after a vegetative fire broke out on Interstate 580 in the Oakland Hills Friday afternoon, firefighters said.

At about 2:15 p.m., the Oakland Fire Department first reported a fire in the area near 35th and MacArthur Boulevard. Firefighters said crews were conducting construction protection on Quigley Street near a Chevron gas station.

About 20 minutes later, firefighters said the incident has grown into a third alarm and that two buildings on Quigley Street are actively on fire. Multiple fires have been reported along I-580.

A fourth alarm was sounded around 3 p.m

Firefighters said as of 3:30 p.m. that the vegetation fire was under control, but at least four buildings have burned down. A firefighter has also been transported for heat-related injuries.

According to the fire service, the fire service will remain on site to tackle the hotspots.

The center and right lanes of Westbound Interstate 580 were closed in the fire.

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