SAN JOSE (BCN) — Two fires in downtown San Jose left 18 people homeless Sunday, according to tweets from the San Jose Fire Department.
The first fire was a two-part blaze at a 12-unit, two-story apartment complex on North Fifth Street and East St. John’s Block north of City Hall, according to a tweet at 4:09 p.m.
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Upon arrival, the firefighters found flames visible from the second floor unit and extending into the attic.
The fire displaced eight adults, and no injuries were reported.
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Several hours later and about 10 blocks to the east, firefighters responded to reports of another fire and found flames emerging from the second floor of a house on South 13 and Santa Clara Street, a few blocks north of San Jose State University, according to the Guardian. British. To a tweet at 11:27 p.m.
Complete first-alarm mission downtown for a worker fire in a two-story Victorian apartment @13 and Santa Clara. The first company to report a business fire emerges from the second story. 10 displaced adults receiving assistance from the Red Cross. There were no reports of injuries. Engine space 8 pic.twitter.com/RFtZcEelLr
– San Jose Fire Dept. (SJFD) October 18 2021
The Red Cross responded to help 10 people displaced by the fire. There were no reports of injuries.
Both fires are under investigation.
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