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."