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2-alarm fire burns commercial building in South Hayward

Fire torches commercial building in Hayward
Fire torches commercial building in Hayward 00:53

A large fire burned a commercial building in Hayward Monday night and investigators were determining the cause Tuesday morning.

The Hayward Fire Department said the two-alarm fire happened at an insulation business in the area of Tripaldi Way and Hall Road in South Hayward. Firefighters arrived to find the building engulfed with flames coming through the roof.

Fire Department spokesperson Don Nichelson said firefighters initially entered the building from the front and the rear but had to quickly exit the building and assume a defensive posture due to the fire's ferocity.  

Nichelson said the goal became to save the business next door, which ended up with extensive smoke and water damage.

Crews took about an hour to contain the fire. 

No injuries were reported. The department said the investigation into what started would begin Tuesday morning.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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