Huge blaze tears through warehouse in Oakland, California

Firefighters on Monday raced to the scene of a large blaze at the American Emperor warehouse in East Oakland, California.

Flames were seen shooting out the windows of the building at E. 12th Street and 19th Avenue at around 830 am local time.

Large plumes of smoke billowed in the skyline above Interstate Highway 880.

Firefighters said everyone on the ground floor of the building was evacuated and no injuries were immediately reported.