Fire destroys San José home, damages another

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, at 8:06 PM, units of the San José Fire Department were dispatched to 1262 Topaz Avenue for reports of fire in a residential structure. Upon their arrival firefighters were confronted with a garage completely engulfed in flames with fire quickly extending throughout the two story home.

After an initial size up, first in Engine 14 confirmed that an adjacent home had caught fire. A second-alarm was called bringing additional crews and equipment to the scene to contend with the rapidly spreading flames. Firefighters were able to knockdown the fire in the neighboring home, saving the house, while continuing to work on extinguishment of the blaze in the main fire structure.

One resident was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation at the scene, but refused transport to the hospital. At last report nine resident were displaced from their home and were being assisted by the Red Cross.

Units responding included the following:

BATTALIONS 10, 1, 13, 29
MED 30
AIR UNIT 30
FIRE SUPPORT UNIT 2
INCIDENT DISPATCHER 845
ENGINES 14, 10, 15, 4, 6, 7, 9
SQUADS 30, 4
TRUCK 1, 14, 30, 9

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