Three-alarm fire destroys San José home
Units of the San Jose Fire Department were alerted to a house fire at 1845 Newport Avenue in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood just before 2:30 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2006.
Firefighters found heavy fire conditions with exposures threatened on at least two sides of the involved structure. With conditions quickly deteriorating a second-alarm was struck followed by a third-alarm within 20 minutes.
Because of the intensity of the fire, firefighters were forced to take a defensive strategy to quell the flames and protect adjacent homes. First due Engine 6 deployed their deck gun, while two master streams, one aerial and one portable, were put into operation.
The fire may have started with a smoldering mattress in one of the home's bedrooms. Damage to the 2,000 square-foot home was extensive leading to a loss of approximately $900,000.
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