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Shelter In Place Order From Fire At San Leandro Metal Firm Lifted

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) -- Fire officials said a one-alarm fire Friday afternoon at metals company Alco Iron & Metal Company in San Leandro is under control.

Firefighters brought the fire under control at 4:42 p.m. at the corner of Davis Street and Doolittle Drive.

A shelter-in-place order for area residents and others was also lifted shortly before 6 p.m.

A shelter in place advisory was sent out by the Alameda County Fire Department due to the billowing black smoke for people within the area of Adams Avenue on the north, I-880 in the east, Williams Street on the south and San Francisco Bay in the west.

No injuries have been reported and the cause is under investigation, Alameda County Fire Department Division Chief Alan Evans said.

Fire officials said fortunately an Alameda County Fire Department engine was near the metals company and saw a plume of smoke. The quick response kept the fire from growing more than it did, according to fire officials.

Firefighters initially reported that a Tesla was in the pile of burned debris. Firefighters don't know, at least not yet, whether the Telsa played any role in the fire, fire officials said.

Two other fires have occurred at one or more of the firm's locations in the past 18 months.

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