HAYWARD (CBS SF) — The Hayward Fire Department is investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire Monday that burned four storefronts at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and A Street.
The department received a report of the fire at 5:08 a.m.
Today at 5:30 am @HaywardFireNews requested a MASR-1 (E27, E7, E323, T9, Batt 2) to respond to A St. and Foothill Blvd for a commercial building on fire with extended operations. Then at 6:15 AM, HFD requested two additional engines and a truck (E11, E16,T25) for station coverage pic.twitter.com/UnkMLCnwED
— Alameda County Fire (@AlamedaCoFire) August 31, 2020
Three fire engines and an additional truck responded to the scene and had contained and put out the fire around 9:30 a.m., save for a few hot spots, according to fire department spokesman Don Nichelson.
The main storefront affected by the fire was completely gutted while the other three were saved from excessive damage, Nichelson said. The
three adjacent structures may still have some water and smoke damage.
Portions of Foothill Boulevard and B Street remained closed as of mid-morning Monday while A Street has reopened. The streets are expected to fully open Monday afternoon or evening, according to Nichelson.
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