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Submitted by on 1, October 9, 2010 – 8:40 am4 Comments


Thanks to local shooter Sean Jones for sending us these dramatic photos of the Thursday night fire that destroyed Tiki Tom’s restaurant, just over the Park Street Bridge.

Oakland police have deemed the fire suspicious and are investigating, the SF Appeal reports.


  • Lucinda Ryan says:

    Great shots. One question. In on photo, there is a white boat. Is that an emergency vehicle or the boat that was always docked by the restaurant? It appears to be on fire, but perhaps it’s only working on the fire.

  • Kate Quick says:

    I heard today that the boat that is usually tied up there burned as well, and the fire may have started on the boat and spread to the restaurant. The fire is being considered suspicious and investigators are working on finding the cause.

  • tomcharron says:

    wOW prime example……here is another fire access reason for keeping the estuary bridges staffed with bridge tenders 24 hours a day.

    Alameda County is attempting to decrease bridge tender staffing to hours 0900 to 1630 each day.

    So what would be the case on the Fernside estuary whrn a fire breaks out on the docks of home owners and the bridges are unable to be opened for the fire boat? As was done in the case of Tiki Toms and the large vessel which burned and sank in this fire. THe bridge at Park street was staffed this time. And opened for the Oakland Fire boat to extinguish flames from the estuary.

    The USCG will make a decision on this issue soon. We can only hope for those Alameda property owners east of Park street that the bridges open for future fire boat acces in the night!

  • Joel says:

    Fireboat was simply a different approach to quench the fire , staffing 24 hours a day the bridghe is a pure waste of money we need fot the school , what would they have done in the day when no fire boat were available. sound more like milking the taxpayer for what is a very suspicious fire.

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