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Five-alarm fire blazes through Oakland

A five-alarm fire broke out in a central Oakland apartment building last Friday morning, displacing over two dozen residents, many of whom were college students. It was determined that an electrical problem in one of the basement apartments caused the blaze. (credit: Photo courtesy of Casey Patterson) A five-alarm fire broke out in a central Oakland apartment building last Friday morning, displacing over two dozen residents, many of whom were college students. It was determined that an electrical problem in one of the basement apartments caused the blaze. (credit: Photo courtesy of Casey Patterson)