OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say evacuations are under way in Northern California after a house fire spread to surrounding homes.
The East Bay Times reports the fires began late Monday with a single fire at a two-story house under construction in the hills east of Oakland.
Firefighters with the Oakland Fire Department were battling blazes as embers rained down on million-dollar homes in the surrounding streets.
No word was immediately available on any injuries.
Some Oakland firefighters were in Southern California, helping battle the fifth-largest wildfire in state history.