Still grappling with the implications of Oakland's massive warehouse fire this Friday, some were frightened to see more smoke over the East Bay this afternoon. The source appears to be one or more tents below the elevated stretch of 880 near Webster Street and the Alameda tunnel.
Breaking: huge homeless encampment explosion and fire under interstate 880 pic.twitter.com/TrGO9zfPWI— Nick Miller (@NickMiller510) December 5, 2016
According to East Bay Express editor Nick Miller on Twitter, a fire under 880 was caused by a man allegedly firebombing his ex-girlfriend's tent. She was able to escape, Miller wrote in a subsequent tweet.
A man firebombed a homeless woman's tent underneath Interstate 880 near Jack London Square. Huge bang, tons of smoke. Woman survived.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller510) December 5, 2016
Woman living under I-880-Webster bridge in Oakland says ex-boyfriend attempted to firebomb her, escaped in blue Infiniti. OFD put out blaze. pic.twitter.com/NFduCl2dWu— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) December 5, 2016
Oakland fire fighters work to put out blaze that was allegedly set off by man who attempted to fire bomb a woman living under I-880 freeway. pic.twitter.com/cTqUzp40iB— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) December 5, 2016