- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters say a 75-year-old woman was killed in an early morning house fire in Hayward.

Fire Capt. Don Nicholson tells KRON-TV (https://bit.ly/1j6hHF4 ) that the fire was reported at 1 a.m. Friday in the 24-thousand block of Townsend Avenue. He says access to the home was blocked because the fire was coming out the door and windows throughout the home.

He says a couple was able to make it out of the house, but the wife’s elderly aunt, who was in a wheelchair, was not.

Firefighters say the cause of the fire was likely an electrical problem.


Information from: KRON-TV.



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