Mims said she grabbed her kitten and evacuated her building. The fire has prompted evacuations in the area, according to NBC Bay Area.
The crane, which was swinging around on its own amid the flames, is adding additional concerns to firefighters.
KRON4 said the fire is just two blocks away from the Grand Avenue side of Lake Merritt at a construction site that was supposed to hold 200 units.
Alexandria Corneiro, a spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said the October 31, 2016, fire that gutted a three-story√ apartment complex east of Oakland's Lake Merritt was intentionally set.
RED's Hydrogen One will have a holographic display
The USP of the device dubbed 'Hydrogen One , ' is that it features a virtual-augmented and mixed-reality holographic display . The company also said that the phone will ship in early 2018, and it's now available for preorder on RED's website.
The YMCA nearby also closed because of poor air quality and will reopen when air quality improves, KRON reported.
The site was part of the Broadway Valdez Specific Plan District, a mixed-use plan meant to revitalize the Auto Row section of the city. The fire was well underway by the time firefighters arrived minutes later and was spreading quickly.
"We were sleeping around 5 a.m. when we heard a woman screaming there was a fire across the street", she said. "But I think we all have to be concerned when several hundred units of housing are taken off the market in the middle of an unprecedent housing crisis".
"Thanks to the incredible efforts of the Oakland Fire Department, the Oakland Police Department, the Alameda County Fire, Berkeley Fire Department, Albany Fire Department, and Alameda Fire Department the fire at Alta Waverly has been contained", said Brian Hansen, Development Director for Wood Partners' West Region.
Now the USA laptop ban has been lifted for Qatar Airways
Doha is the fourth of the affected cities to have the US-imposed restrictions removed. The lifting of the ban is a spot of good news for Qatar Airways .
The fire remained under investigation and local and federal arson teams were on scene. The fire started burning at 4:15 a.m. near the Whole Foods and an Acura dealership.
Nearby residents were evacuated by authorities.
Firefighters are aggressively fighting the fire, which sent embers shooting onto a neighboring house.
McAuliffe Denies Clemency To William Morva
Terry McAuliffe to halt Thursday's execution of William Morva , who is convicted of killing two people during an escape in 2006. But the slain deputy's mother, Jeaneen Sutphin , told The Richmond Times-Dispatch that she hoped the execution would go ahead.