1 Injured in 2-Alarm Santa Clara House Fire

By Damian Trujillo
|  Friday, Jan 31, 2014  |  Updated 8:38 AM PDT
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A two-alarm fire erupted sometime after 1 a.m. Friday at a home near Tasman Drive and Lafayette Street in Santa Clara. Damian Trujillo reports.

A two-alarm fire erupted sometime after 1 a.m. Friday at a home near Tasman Drive and Lafayette Street in Santa Clara. Damian Trujillo reports.

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Fire crews are on the scene of an overnight house fire in Santa Clara.

Flames erupted sometime after 1 a.m. Friday at a home near Tasman Drive and Lafayette Street. Neighbors called 911 at 1:20 a.m. when they saw the home engulfed by the fire.

The fire went to two alarms and firefighters were able to douse the flames in 40 minutes.

Four people were inside the home at the time. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Neighbors came to the rescue by throwing rocks at the home to try to wake up the people inside.

“We were throwing rocks from the street and we were in our neighbor’s yard trying to find rocks that were big enough, but the fire spread pretty fast and we didn’t want to get too close,” neighbor Marion Valino said.

Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire which appears to have started in the garage area before spreading to the home’s second floor.

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