A FIRE has broken out at the Henry J Kaiser Convention Center in California.
The fire is believed to have started in or near a homeless encampment near the convention center.
A video on social media showed a thick plume of gray smoke as firefighters battled the blaze.
The fire appears to be under a bridge near Lake Merritt in Oakland.
More video at the scene shows responders at the bridge while explosions can be heard in the background.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18410516/kaiser-convention-center-fire-california-homeless-encampment/ A fire in Oakland at a homeless camp near Lake Merritt, California releases a HUGE plume of smoke