Oakland port area fire at lithium battery plant contained

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A small fire that kicked up considerable black smoke at the Port of Oakland on Sunday has already been contained, according to a spokesperson for the Oakland Fire Department.

The fire started inside a lithium battery plant when a pile of batteries caught fire Sunday mid-afternoon. The small blaze does not pose a risk to nearby structures, authorities said.

A single fire engine is still on scene dousing lingering flames with water. No broader health threats are reported from the lithium plant at this time.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.