HAYWARD (CBS SF) — A two-alarm fire at a Hayward apartment building early this morning displaced 27 people and killed a Chihuahua, a fire department spokesman said.
The fire was reported at 2:47 a.m. at the Whitman Green Apartments in the 26300 block of Whitman Street, off of Harder Road.
When crews arrived, they found smoke and fire coming from the first and second floors of the eight-unit building, Hayward fire spokesman Don Nichelson said.
Residents had to scramble to get out of the building, he said.
“Two residents actually jumped from the second-floor balcony to escape,” Nichelson said.