Crews battling 4-alarm construction site fire near Oakland

OAKLAND, CA (KRON) — Firefighters are battling a massive 4-alarm fire at a construction site in Oakland Friday morning.

The fire broke out in the 4:00 a.m. hour and is burning at 23rd and Valdez streets,  just two blocks away from the Grand Ave. side of Lake Merritt.

The construction site was huge apartment complex project that was supposed to hold 200 units.

The 1,000 square feet space is completely engulfed in flames.

The fire started as a two-alarm and quickly turned into a four-alarm.

By 5:45 a.m. a significant part of the building collapsed.

A crane that towers over the site is spinning around the top of the burning building, forcing crews to back away.

No injuries have been reported at this time. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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