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3-Alarm Fire Burns 2 Sunnyvale Homes, Including Home Daycare Center

SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) -- Fire crews in Sunnyvale have extinguished a 3-alarm fire that tore through two homes Wednesday morning, one of them a home daycare center.

The fire was reported around 9:25 a.m. on the 900 block of Lantana Drive, a neighborhood not far from Ponderosa Elementary School.

Capt. Jeffrey Hunter of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said the fires were controlled about 11:00 a.m. but that firefighters still had work to do to clear hot spots.

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Firefighters pour water on a flaming home in Sunnyvale, June 18, 2014. (CBS)

A tree-trimming crew which saw the fire early on was able to knock on doors to alert people their houses were on fire. At least one toddler at the home daycare was safely removed from the burning home.

No one was reported injured in the blaze and its cause has not been determined yet, Hunter said.

Residents from both homes that caught fire safely evacuated, Hunter said.

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Sunnyvale firefighters at the scene of a 3-alarm fire that engulfed 2 homes, June 18, 2014. (CBS)

One man who lived at a neighboring home took a garden hose, climbed onto the roof and started spraying water to protect his home, according to Hunter.

Fire officials do not advise people to do that and the man complied with a request to come down from the roof, Hunter said.

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