Fire Sweeps San José Apartment Building Leaving Dozens Homeless

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, at 0329 hours, units of the San José Fire Department responded to a South San José apartment building blaze that left dozens of residents homeless.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 5583 Walnut Blossom Drive shortly after the first report of fire and discovered flames running the attic of a two-story multi-unit apartment building.

Crews worked quickly to search and confirm that all of the apartment units had been evacuated while a defensive operation was mounted to contain and prevent the fire from spreading to additional structures.

Additional alarms were struck after the roof above four of the second story apartments collapsed. An aerial master stream and numerous hand lines were put into operation with the fire being knocked down at 0520 hours. The blaze was declared under control at 0659 hours.

Assignment:

4A2, Battalion 13, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Med 30, IDT 845, 4S3
Engine 18, Engine 12, Engine 612, Engine 13, Engine 17, Engine 26, Engine 27, Engine 627
Truck 35, Truck 13, Truck 9, Truck 16, Squad 18, Squad 5
Fire Support Unit 3

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