Grandmother Critical After San Jose House Fire

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    Crews worked quickly to put out a two-alarm house fire in San Jose Friday morning that sent a grandmother to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Bob Redell reports. (Published Friday, Aug 30, 2013)

    Crews worked quickly to put out a two-alarm house fire in San Jose Friday morning that sent a grandmother to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

    Her grandson,  who did not identify himself, said that he and his uncle are fine after he called 911 about the fire in the 2000 block of Commodore Drive at about 8:40 a.m.

    It's his grandmother that he's worried about. She was stuck in the house for a couple more minutes until firefighters could help her get out, San Jose Batallion Chief Jose Guerrero said.

    The older woman was unconscious when she left the house, and initially listed in critical condition.

    The man said that he was awakened by a smoke alarm, but that the room he was in was already half-filled with smoke. The cause of the fire is under investigation.