A two-alarm fire caused heavy damage to an East Oakland auto shop Thursday night, a fire battalion chief said.

The fire was reported at 7:06 p.m. near the corner of 55th Avenue and Trask Street, Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton said.

When firefighters arrived, they found flames coming through the roof of the building, and had to fight the fire from the exterior and above and could not enter the building.

The fire was under control shortly after 8 p.m.

The owner met firefighters at the building and surveyed the extensive damage, including damage to the roof, and damage to all contents of the building by fire, smoke or water.

The blaze began when a mattress caught on fire outside the building and the flames spread inside.

No one was injured.



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