OaklandWorkers continued Monday to clear the massive homeless encampment along Wood Street in West Oakland.
Multiple fires have erupted at the city’s largest homeless encampment, which extends for several city blocks and has been home to hundreds of people. In July, a large fire damaged a portion of Interstate 880.
Workers have been clearing the sprawling camp in phases, a process that started in July. On Monday morning, workers removed vehicles, furniture and other items from the encampment on Caltrans property underneath the MacArthur Maze.
Members of the cleanup crew rolled tires and lifted couches overhead as larger equipment moved car after car, some just burned-out shells, off the state-owned lot.
Police tagged vehicles with illegal parking notices as residents scrambled to move motorcycles, cars and RVs.
In an earlier statement, Caltrans said it planned to clear the camp to address the “increasingly serious safety risks to life, property and infrastructure at the encampment.” The agency said it was coordinating with the city and the county to offer residents shelter.