Fast-moving Union City fire leaves homes charred

A fast-moving fire destroyed several homes in Union City Saturday and firefighters say they know what may have sparked it.

Fire officials say the three-alarm fire started around 11 p.m. and quickly spread to the surrounding homes. One of the homes left charred belonged to Victor Guzman. It had been in his family for 44 years, but he says he?s grateful no one was harmed. It took firefighters about four hours to get the flames under control due to windy conditions and other issues that arose. Live wires fell in front of one of the buildings, making the effort more difficult.

Fire officials say the fire may have been electrical and that the holiday season is notorious for those kinds of mishaps. They recommend not overdoing it when it comes to hooking up Christmas trees and lights.

The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation and the families are staying elsewhere.

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