The Oakland Fire Department responded to a 3-alarm fire at 6831 Aitken Drive Thursday. OFD said three homes were affected by the blaze.
According to OFD Chief Reginald Freeman, the fire is near the Oakland Hills in the Shepherd Canyon Area. OFD was called at 4:17 p.m. A second alarm was at 4:23 p.m., and a third was called at 4:26 p.m.
Fifty firefighters were at the scene. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have been ordered.
At 5:28 p.m., OFD said fire crews were making “good progress” in containing the fire.
According to Freeman, the fire originated from the back porch of one property and spread to one building on either side. The fire was accidental, and the house where the fire came from collapsed.
OFD advised people to stay off Shepherd Canyon Road so emergency vehicles could access the scene.