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Oakland firefighters contain fire at Rotary Nature Center near Lake Merritt

PIX Now evening edition 9-26-23
PIX Now evening edition 9-26-23 09:57

OAKLAND — The Oakland Fire Department responded to a building fire near Lake Merritt on Tuesday evening. 

Just before 7:30 p.m., 20 firefighters were sent to the Rotary Nature Center on Bellevue Avenue. 

The fire department said about 10 to 15% of the exterior wall and roof area was burned. 

Fire crews were able to contain the fire by 7:45 p.m. 

Investigators are looking into what caused the fire. 

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