A large fire has broken out near a homeless encampment, according to the Oakland Fire Dept.

The smoke from the conflagration could be seen rising above the horizon of the city.

On Thursday night, firefighters were called to a large conflagration in Oakland, California. Several people have resorted to social media to report that a homeless camp has caught fire. Firefighters appear to have been present, based on the scene.

In the city’s central business district, the fire appears to be under a bridge near Lake Merritt.