Seven Displaced After Fire Damages House in East SJ
By Mario Sevilla
Tue Jul 29th, 2014 3:17pm America/Los_Angeles
SAN JOSE (BCN) — Seven people were displaced this afternoon after a one-alarm fire damaged a suburban home in East San Jose, according to fire officials.
Firefighters answered a call about a reported house fire at 1:14 p.m. today on Blue Creek Court, a cul-de-sac that intersects with Aborn Road, San Jose fire Capt. Cleo Doss said.
The fire started on the exterior of the single-family home and then spread to the attic, Doss said.
Fire crews cut power lines to the home and punched holes in the roof to ventilate the burning structure, firefighters said.
The crews knocked the fire down at 1:34 p.m. and had it under control by 1:41 p.m., according to Doss.
No one was injured but the home was rendered uninhabitable. The American Red Cross was contacted to find housing for six adults and one child who were displaced by the blaze, Doss said.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and is under investigation, he said.
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