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City supports local businesses destroyed by fire

By Rhea Serran

Help for business and property owners

UNION CITY, Calif. -- Union City’s Deputy City Manager Tony Acosta visited the Alvarado Place Shopping Center, 31875 Alvarado Boulevard (at Dyer Street), Union City, to view the damage caused by the four-alarm fire that affected 10 businesses and injured one firefighter. The City will work with the business and property owners on recovery efforts.

“In 17 years, the City has not had a fire of this magnitude. We appreciate the prompt response by the Alameda County Fire Department and Fremont and Hayward Fire Departments. We also wish the firefighter, who was injured in this incident, the very best for a speedy recovery. The City stands with the businesses affected and is doing what it can to get them back on their feet,” said Acosta. “City staff continues to work hard to keep the area safe. This disaster has dealt a physical and mental blow to the business owners and we’re committed to helping them recover and rebuild.”

The City of Union City will assist business owners by expediting the permitting process and help identify other available properties in the City.

If you are a business affected by the fire and require assistance, contact the City’s Economic and Community Development Department at (510) 675-5319.

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