OAKLAND -- A fire on the 19th floor of a high-rise apartment building near Lake Merritt caused damage but no injuries Saturday, fire crews said.

The fire was reported at the building at 1 Lakeside Drive at 11:50 a.m. after smoke was seen coming from the roof. Firefighters had the fire under control around 12:15 p.m., but remained on the scene for several hours doing cleanup.

No injuries were reported, but the America Red Cross was on scene to help displaced residents. It was not immediately known how many people were displaced by the fire. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Saturday afternoon and a damage estimate was not immediately available.

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Contact Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.



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