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Dublin fires destroy townhome, 4 homes under construction

No injuries reported in blazes

Alameda County firefighters responded to two different fires in Dublin, one Monday night and the most recent late Tuesday morning.

Battalion Chief Jim Call said firefighters put out a one-alarm fire in the kitchen of a two story townhouse in the 7300 block of Dalmally Lane, reported at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday.

A woman caring for an infant noticed the fire, left the building and called 911, according to Call.

He said the home's occupants were displaced as a result of the fire and all utilities have been temporarily disconnected.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation but Call said it originated in the oven and spread to nearby cabinets, adding that the incident could have been a result of a cooking fire or appliance failure.

Monday night's fire destroyed four homes under construction on Sunset Drive, said Alameda County Fire Department.

Fire crews responded to the two-alarm fire in the area of Vinton Avenue and Kinsley Street shortly after 9 p.m., according to fire officials.

There were multiple reports made of smoke and flames seen in an area where homes are under construction, fire officials said.

Firefighters arrived to find the fire on Sunset View Drive, said Alameda County Fire Division Chief Chip Anderson.

He added that four homes that were in the framing stage of construction were fully involved in flames.

The first arriving crew called for a second-alarm response to make sure the blaze did not spread to neighboring homes that were completely built, Anderson said.

When firefighters arrived, no one was inside the involved homes, according to Anderson.

Some embers were blown by the wind to a nearby hill which sparked small spot fires that were quickly extinguished, Anderson said, adding that the blaze was under control around 9:45 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

Anderson said at least two of the four destroyed homes were two stories high.

He did not know the name of the housing development where the fire took place.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Information from Bay City News contributed to this report.

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