VIDEO: Hayward Fire Leaves Elderly Woman Dead

Hayward — A 75-year-old woman was killed Friday in a early morning house fire in Hayward.

The fire was reported around 1 a.m. at 24808 Townsend Ave.

Fire officials say the flames spread quickly and engulfed the entire home.

Fire Captain, Don Nicholson, says it was a difficult fire to access, because fire was coming outside the door and out of the windows.

Three people were inside at the time, a couple and the wife’s elderly aunt. The couple made it out ok, but the aunt, who was in a wheelchair, was killed.

The man was transported to a hospital for chest pains while the woman did not suffer any injuries.

Two cats and two birds also died in the fire.

Fire crews believe a possible electrical issue is to blame.

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