1 feared dead, multiple injuries in 4-alarm fire in Oakland

Three others suffered smoke inhalation in the blaze, which broke out at about 5:40am at the corner of San Pablo and Mead avenues. They searched the building upon arriving and began rescue efforts.

Firefighters responded to the basement fire at 368 Redwood Avenue at about 7:35 p.m. Fire was contained to the basement and extinguished at 8:08 p.m., said the deputy chief.

Fire crews believe 50-60 people live in the building. They were on the third floor and said the hallways were filled with flames. He said crews rescued seven people.

Firefighters in Oakland are battling a four-alarm blaze Monday morning, according to fire officials. Other residents told KTVU-TV reporters Monday that they escaped on their own.

An Oakland Fire tweet posted at 6:09 a.m. said that crews were making rescues.

The fire quickly went to four alarms and not long later, the order to evacuate the building was made because the roof and floors had been compromised by the raging fire, according to the department's Twitter account.

It's unclear if anyone died in today's fire. The warehouse housed an artists' collective.