Hayward Morning Fire Partially Damages Duplex

By: Sophia Silletto - Sat, 14 Apr 2012 23:55:06 -0800

   HAYWARD (BCN) - Firefighters battled a one-alarm fire that damaged one unit of a
Hayward duplex this morning, fire investigator Gerry Price said.
The fire broke out in the home's entryway at about 9 a.m. and
quickly burned through the front door and into the structure's eaves and
attic, Price said.

"Initial crews knocked down the entryway fire, but it was burning
extremely hot in the attic," he said.

Crews had the fire under control within 20 minutes of arriving at
the scene and were able to protect the adjacent unit, which was undamaged by
the fire.

The unit where the fire originated sustained smoke damage, in
addition to heavy damage in its entryway and attic space, Price said.

No one was injured in the fire, and the unit was unoccupied at the

Investigators are still determining what sparked the fire, Price

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