Update: No Injuries in Morning Fire; Afternoon Blaze Damages Home

The first fire was contained by 11:15 a.m., fire officials say. The second one was under control around

Editor's Note: This report was updated at 1:28 p.m.

A one-alarm commercial fire caused $10,000 worth of damage and shut down a portion of Sycamore Street Wednesday morning, fire officials said.

Fire officials were called to a business on Sycamore Street around 10:55 a.m. to the report of a fire, said Aisha Knowles, Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman.

It took 15 minutes to knock down the fire and no injuries were reported, Knowles said.

Knowles did not have the name of the business, but firetrucks appeared to be on the property of Bumpers and Parts, Inc., located at 37444 Sycamore St.

Firefighters saw auto parts inside the business but that the owner said he was in the process of opening up an auto body shop, Knowles said.

A total of 13 firefighters from three fire engines, one firetruck and one batallion chief responded to the fire.

Police officers were on hand to direct traffic. Sycamore Street between Central and Graham avenues were closed off.

In an unrelated incident, Alameda County firefighters responded to a residential fire Thursday around 12:30 p.m. in the 35500 block of Biscay Place, according to the department's Twitter feed.

The fire was contained to the home's second story. There were no reports of injuries.

Mona Taplin November 24, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Another example of good response by the firefighters who serve us to what could have been a far more serious situation.


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