San José Home Damaged in Two-Alarm Fire

On Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 1227 hours, San José Firefighters responded to a working residential structure fire at 5334 Birch Grove Drive.

Engine and Truck 35 arrived to find heavy smoke and fire showing from the front of the home. An offensive fire attack and interior search was immediately initiated with a second alarm struck bringing additional companies to the scene.

All occupants were safely out of the home and firefighters were able to achieve a quick knockdown of the blaze. Crews were able to rescue two of the family’s four pet dogs. Unfortunately one dog was killed in the fire and a second dog remained missing after the fire.

The American Red Cross Silicon Valley was contacted to assist three adult occupants displaced by the fire. No injuries were reported.

Assignment:

Battalion 13, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Med 30
Engine 35, Engine 18, Engine 12, Engine 27, Engine 612, Engine 627
Truck 35, Truck 13, Truck 30, Squad 26, Squad 5

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