Jul 29, 2014
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A North Richmond home oft-used by homeless people caught fire early Monday, a fire official said Tuesday.

About 20 firefighters from three agencies responded to the blaze that was reported about 3 a.m. at a boarded-up home in the 400 block of Market Ave., Contra Costa Fire Protection District Capt. George Laing said. No injuries were reported.

Evidence suggested homeless people had been using the home, which had caught fire in the past, Laing said.

Another fire at vacant North Richmond home used by squatters.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.