Two-Alarm Apartment Fire Injures One, Leaves 11 Homeless in San José

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 0524 hours, the San José Fire Department responded to reports of a possible structure fire at 600 South 9th Street near San José State University.

Firefighters arrived to find light smoke showing from the second story of a multiple occupancy Victorian structure. As crews initiated their investigation they discovered a working fire in an upstairs apartment with flames extending to the attic of the structure.

During a search of the building one occupant was located and rescued from the burning building with severe burns. The patient was treated and transported to a nearby hospital.

Crews were able to quickly contain the fire and bring the incident under control at 0644 hours. The fire left 11 residents homeless.

Assignment:

Battalion 1, Battalion 10, Battalion 2, Med 30, 4A4, 4B90, 4B91
Engine 3, Engine 1, Engine 8, Engine 26, Engine 4
Truck 30, Truck 1, Truck 16, USAR 34A, USAR 34B
Squad 26, Squad 5, Air Unit 5

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