West Oakland church damaged, house destroyed in fire

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Fire damaged a West Oakland church and destroyed a neighboring home Friday night, firefighters said.

About 60 firefighters fought the blaze at 27th and West streets that was reported about 7:20 p.m., Oakland Fire Department spokesman Michael Hunt said.

The roof of the second-floor chapel of St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church suffered moderate damage, but firefighters prevented flames from reaching the majority of the church property, Hunt said.

The blaze appeared to have started next door to the church at a vacant single-family home, he said. The cause was under investigation.

Firefighters will remain on watch through the night to guard against rekindling, he said.

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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.