Multi-alarm fire damages San José restaurant

On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 0827 hours the San José Fire Department responded to 222 West Capitol Expressway in South San José for multiple reports of fire in a commercial occupancy. First due Engine Company 18 reported a column of black smoke showing while en route.

Upon arrival the company officer of Engine 18 confirmed heavy smoke showing from the roof of Jimmy’s Restaurant, a one-story stand-alone structure that was open at the time. Firefighters worked quickly to make sure employees and customers had evacuated the business while searching for the location of the blaze from the interior.

Second and third-alarms were struck as a precaution due to fire extending from the kitchen hood and duct system into the walls and facade housing air-conditioning equipment. Crews made access to the roof of the building and began to remove Spanish tiles to reach the fire.

Firefighters were able to prevent flames from extending into the attic limiting damage to the building. There were no injuries reported.

Assignment:

Battalion 13, Battalion 1, Battalion 2, Med 30, 4A8, 4S6
Engine 18, Engine 12, Engine 13, Engine 26, Engine 24, Engine 31
Truck 13, Truck 35, Truck 9, Truck 16, Squad 26, Squad 18
Fire Support Unit 2
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