KPIX: Fire Risk At Old Oakland Naval Hospital Site

Report includes video segment.


As the fire danger goes up, neighbors of the old Oakland Naval Hospital are concerned because dry weeds are growing dangerously high on the site.

Ever since the hospital was closed in 1996, neighbors have complained every summer to get the grass cut, and this year is no exception. Currently waist-high grass dominates the property.

Financial problems prevented SunCal companies from developing the property but it's still responsible for keeping it clean and safe.