Oakland fire in homeless encampment near Lake Merritt, California triggers HUGE smoke cloud

A FIRE has broken out at the Henry J Kaiser Convention Center in California.

The fire is believed to have started at or near a homeless encampment that is in the vicinity of the convention center.


Video on social media showed a thick cloud of gray smoke as firefighters battled the blaze. 

The fire seems to be underneath a bridge near Lake Merritt in Oakland.
More video at the scene shows emergency crews at the bridge while explosions can be heard in the background.

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