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Hayward firefighters battle a two-alarm fire that displaced three residents Monday afternoon.

HAYWARD -- A two-alarm fire displaced three residents Monday afternoon when it caused as much as $250,000 in damage to a home near City Hall, a Hayward fire spokesman said.

No injuries were reported.

About 20 firefighters responded to a 1:10 p.m. call reporting the blaze in a two-story residence at 728-1 City Walk Plaza, said Capt. Thor Poulsen.

They used five fire engines and one truck to contain the flames by around 1:50 p.m., Poulsen said.

The blaze was caused by charcoal briquettes that were not properly extinguished before being left on a porch next to the residence, he said.

Smoke, fire and water damage left the home uninhabitable, Poulsen said.

The American Red Cross were called to the scene to help the home's three adult residents find temporary housing.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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