OAKLAND -- A two-alarm fire Monday morning at an apartment near the Grand Lake shopping district caused about $100,000 in damage, officials said.

The fire erupted about 7:40 a.m. in a top floor apartment of a three-story building in the 800 block of Warfield Avenue off Mandana Boulevard.

As firefighters responded they could see flames and thick smoke coming from the burning unit.

All the residents were able to get out on their own and no injuries were reported. Four people were being assisted with temporary housing after the blaze, which was controlled by 7:59 a.m.

On Sunday night, fire crews quickly extinguished two single-alarm fires in East Oakland before anyone was injured or extensive damage done, authorities said.

The first fire, in an assisted living facility in the 1700 block of MacArthur Boulevard, started at 9:30 p.m. by a pot on the stove but was put out minutes later, a fire dispatcher said.

A second fire started at 9:37 p.m. in a residence at 418 Gramercy Place. Crews had the fire under control by 9:58 p.m. Residents were outside the home, the dispatcher said.

Estimates on damages were not available, but a dispatcher described it as "minor." No other information was available.

Rick Hurd covers public safety. Contact him in Walnut Creek at 925-945-4780 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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