A massive fire is consuming a construction site in Oakland

A massive fire is consuming a construction site in Oakland

A massive fire is consuming a construction site in Oakland

An enormous 4-alarm fire that broke out Friday morning at an Oakland construction site is almost contained, but an unstable crane is still causing concern.

Residents in the area have been evacuated, and no injuries have been reported. It was first reported at 4:21 a.m.

A crane that towers over the site is spinning around the top of the burning building, forcing crews to back away. At least one building was evacuated.

"I called my husband and I said, 'I saw the fire start".

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"We were scared, because we weren't sure if it would spread or what would happen if the building came down", she said.

Firefighters battled the blistering fire, which sent embers shooting onto a neighboring house.

Firefighters attacked the blaze using a "surround and drown" tactic. The fire was visible in San Francisco and to commuters on local freeways in the Oakland area.

The project was set to include 196 apartments and 31,500 square feet of retail space.

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