Large brush fire near highway destroys multiple homes, injures firefighter in Oakland, California

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OAKLAND, Calif. - Multiple homes were destroyed Friday afternoon after a fire broke out near an Oakland, California, highway.

The fire started around 2 p.m. next to I-580. The Oakland Fire Department said the incident went to a 4-alarm fire about an hour after it started.

Officials say they worked to gain control of the fire, but at least four homes have been impacted by the fire.

FOX 2 says an Oakland firefighter was taken by medics on a stretcher for "heat-related injuries" near the burning houses on Quigley between 35th Ave. and Loma Vista.

Drivers along I-580 watched as the fire burned along the interstate.

The nearby neighborhood remains evacuated as crews work to put out the fire.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.