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Explosion seriously injures Oakland firefighter

An Oakland firefighter was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon by an explosion that occurred as he was battling a vehicle blaze on Redding Street.

The firefighter suffered “significant” facial and oral trauma from the blast, and is undergoing surgery, said Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton. He is in serious but stable condition, she added. Continue reading Explosion seriously injures Oakland firefighter

Fire in West Oakland displaces nine people

OAKLAND — Nine people have lost their homes after an accidental fire today, a fire official said.

Shortly before noon, a person knocked on the door of Oakland Fire station No. 5 and told firefighters a home at 34th Street and San Pablo was on fire down the street, fire officials said.

Capt. Bob Nylander said the cause of the fire was accidental, but he declined to elaborate.

Nylander said a woman in the unit where the fire started was taken to a hospital to be checked for smoke inhalation. No one else was injured, he said. Continue reading Fire in West Oakland displaces nine people

Oakland firefighters discover 400 pot plants

OAKLAND, CA (KGO) — An unexpected discovery was made on Tuesday in Oakland’s Chinatown. They found up to 400 marijuana plants with a street value of as much as $100,000 or more.

The plants were found in the back of a printing business by a city fire marshal who just happened to be doing a routine inspection in the neighborhood.

The pot was discovered right next door to an elementary school.

The printer, his wife, and her brother were all arrested. They claim to have permits to grow medical marijuana.

Source: abclocal

Alameda Firefighters and Oakland Raiders raise over $1,000 for local charity.

MOWCheckPresentationAlameda Firefighters IAFF Local 689 has teamed up with the Oakland Raiders to support Alameda Meals on Wheels. With the proceeds from group ticket sales and generous donations from Alameda citizens, the Firefighters and the Raiders were able to donate $1001.00 to Alameda Meals on Wheels.

Your Alameda Firefighters participate in many charitable activities throughout the year. Those events include a “Fill the Boot†for MDA and the Annual Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. They have recently hosted a Firefighter’s Pumpkin Patch and Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, and are currently assisting with the Alameda Food Bank’s holiday needs as well as with the Local Red Cross’ Toys for Tots program.