Several people homeless after Castro Valley fire

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Firefighters from Alameda County extinguished a two-alarm fire at a triplex in Castro Valley Thursday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The first call came in at 8:41 a.m. of a fire at 21041 Wilbeam Ave.

Firefighters responded and contained the fire to the building of origin within 20 minutes, Alameda County fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

A fire in a vehicle in a garage on the first floor of the two-story triplex building started the blaze, which spread through an interior stairwell to the building's second floor unit.

Two units of the triplex are located on the ground level, with one unit on the second level.

The second story unit sustained damage to the kitchen, deck and attic. The two units on the first floor sustained water and smoke damage, Knowles said.

No one was hurt in the fire, including firefighters, residents and pets. Firefighters rescued one cat at the building.

The fire displaced six residents and eight cats, Knowles said
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