Three-alarm fire guts empty Victorian home

On Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 8:26 PM, units of the San José Fire Department responded to reports of smoke seen coming from a vacant multi-story Victorian home at 435 South 7th Street near San José State University.

Arriving firefighters confirmed heavy smoke showing from multiple windows on both floors of the structure. Offensive operations were launched once firefighters were able to gain access to the interior of the building. By the time crews were able to advance hose lines the fire had spread throughout the majority of the old home.

Due to the difficulties associated with fighting an established fire in a balloon frame construction home, the incident commander, BC Barry Stallard, called for the deployment of two ladder pipes to knock the majority of the remaining flames.

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze from spreading to apartment complexes located on either side of the burning home. While the cause of the fire is unknown, the vacant home was known to have had squatters in the past.

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