OAKLAND (CBS SF / BCN) – A massive 2-alarm fire that began Friday night at a nearby homeless camp quickly spread to the bin of a recycling company in East Oakland, sending towering flames and a thick cloud of smoke in the sky hover.

Firefighters were also forced to suspend train traffic on a nearby railway line for several hours. The Oakland Fire Department tweeted Saturday morning that the fire started at a nearby homeless camp.

April 2, 2021 at 9:16 am
2 Alert fire between on the 9300 block of San Leandro St on the railroad tracks. The fire investigator determined that a warehouse along the railroad tracks was the origin of this fire. The cause is still undetermined. #oakland #oaklandfire pic.twitter.com/AfiDRwcX0H

– Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) April 3, 2021

“The # OFD fire investigator in the 2-alarm incident tonight determined that a warehouse along the railroad tracks was the source of this fire. The cause is still undetermined, ”says the publication.

The fire department responded to calls reporting the fire at the Worldwide Green Resource at 9315 San Leandro St. at around 9:16 pm

9300 Block San Leandro https://t.co/aEu6nbyl0c pic.twitter.com/dlmJctWsV2

– Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) April 3, 2021

Arriving firefighters immediately upgraded it to two alarms to prevent the fire, ignited in large piles of recycled cardboard, from spreading to a warehouse and other nearby buildings.

By 10:45 p.m., firefighters had contained the fire, but it was not brought under control for several hours.

No other structures were damaged and no one was injured, Hunt said.