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Fire Burns Clement Avenue Building

The Alameda Fire Department responded to the call and fought the blaze from outside the building.

A fire late Tuesday afternoon burned a building near the Alameda-Oakland Estuary, said Acting Fire Chief Michael Fisher.

"The fire was at 2250 Clement in the vacant Collins property right at Oak and Clement," Fisher said. "It's the old Boatworks building."

The received a call about the fire at 5:56 p.m. When fire fighters arrived, the building was already fully involved, said division chief Matt Tunney, who was reached at the scene just after 6:30 p.m. 

"It's a modular building about 80 feet long and 40 feet deep," said Tunney. "Crews fought it from the exterior and they’re working interior hot spots right now." 

"Flames were showing from every window and every eave of the building," Tunney said.

Four engines, two trucks and two ambulances responded to the fire, and the Oakland Fire Department, through a mutual aid agreement, was staffing the Island's fire stations early Tuesday evening.

"They actually come to our stations," said Tunney. "They're at our stations right now."

An investigator will attempt to determine the cause of the fire, said Tunney. Power to the building was off, he said, and the contents of the building prior to the blaze were unknown. 

"We kept the fire confined to the building of origin," said Tunney. "There was one car right out in front, though, and it looks like it got a bit of heat."

Al Wright April 27, 2011 at 04:45 PM
The Alameda Police Department responded and fought it? Where was the Fire Department?
Eve Pearlman April 27, 2011 at 06:38 PM
@Al Thanks! I made the fix :) --Eve
joel April 28, 2011 at 12:12 AM
I am perplex on this second fire , in the tail of a massive one that destroyed one wing of this older building several years ago , especially when you know there is no power nor gas on the building , even more questionable it was after a rainy period and louzy cool weather and to top it all it is the very same building that was the subject to yet another battle at City Hall to use eminent domain to take it away from it's actual owners . many questions is there an answer...... Building old and new don't catch fire like that.
joel April 28, 2011 at 12:14 AM
Working overtime Lol , comme on a typo ! give the writter a break.

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