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UPDATE: 1 Person Dead, RVs Destroyed As Flames Engulf West Oakland Homeless Encampment

OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- One person was killed while three RVs and two cars were destroyed Tuesday when a fire erupted in a West Oakland homeless encampment near Interstate Highway 880.

Oakland fire officials tweeted that crews responded to reports of a fire at the Caltrans property near 26th & Wood St. at 1:25 p.m.

Arriving crews found the vehicles engulfed in flames and quickly attacked the fire.

The fire was knocked down by 2 p.m., but firefighters discovered a body when they searched a burned-out RV. Five other residents were displaced.

The victim's name was not released pending identification and notification of next of kin.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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