A single-alarm fire at a paint store in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood was quickly extinguished this morning but significantly damaged the store, a fire battalion chief said.
The fire, at the Kelly Moore Paints store at 4156 Telegraph Ave., was reported at 3:52 a.m., a fire dispatcher said.
The initial report came from Oakland police, who found smoke and flames coming from the rear of the store, Battalion Chief Robert Lipp said.
Fire crews quickly responded but because the building was closed for the night and well secured, it took time for them to get inside.
Once inside the building firefighters made an interior attack on the fire, and confined the flames to the area of origin, Lipp said.
The fire was declared under control at 4:15 a.m. No injuries were reported.
There was "fairly significant damage, especially for a retail store," Lipp said. "They're going to have some repair work to do."
Lipp estimated the total structural damage to the building was between $50,000 and $60,000.
The cause remains under investigation, but Lipp said that the fire was likely not suspicious.
He said that a final determination will be made once investigators talk to the property owner about what was inside at the time of the fire.
He said the burned area functioned mainly as a storage and receiving area.
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