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A large fire was burning in Oakland, California on Thursday evening. Residents who live nearby took to social media to say it was burning at a homeless encampment. The video also appeared to show firefighters at the scene.
The fire appears to be burning under a bridge near Lake Merritt in the center of town.
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Flames could be seen rising above the bridge and thick black smoke billowed above the city skyline. A social media user said the encampment had been in the area for at least a year with no action taken to clean it up.
What sounded like small explosions could be heard in the video posted to social media.
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The city has faced a homeless crisis for years.
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Fox News Digital has contacted Oakland police for more details, but has yet to hear back.
This is a developing story. Please check for updates.