Oakland Firefighters Battle One-Alarm Restaurant Fire


OAKLAND – Firefighters battled a one-alarm fire at a bakery near Lake Merritt in Oakland this morning, according to fire officials.

At about 2:45 a.m. fire officials received a report of a fire at Merritt Restaurant and Bakery, at 203 E. 18th St., near Athol Plaza, fire officials said.

The fire was brought under control by firefighters at about 3:35 a.m., fire officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Merritt Restaurant and Bakery was the scene of another fire on February 3, 2006.

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