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2 Dogs Rescued From San Jose Duplex Fire, 19 Residents Displaced

A fire department spokesman said he didn't know if the poodle-terrier mix dogs, which are being cared for by San Jose Animal Care and Services, would survive.

Two dogs were rescued from a two-alarm fire at a San Jose duplex, a fire captain said. (Published Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015)

A family and two dogs were rescued from a two-alarm fire at a San Jose duplex Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.

At about 1:40 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a residence in the 800 block of East William Street, San Jose Fire Capt. Christopher Salcido said.

Crews arrived within minutes and found two parents and their young children trapped in their upstairs bedroom. They were safely extricated from the home.

Firefighters then found two poodle-terrier mix dogs inside the garage of the three-story structure, Salcido said. Firefighters took the animals outside of the structure and resuscitated them, according to Salcido.

The blaze was quickly upgraded to a second alarm and spread to other areas of the home before it was knocked down at about 2:10 p.m., he said.

San Jose Animal Care and Services officials are caring for the dogs. A fire department spokesperson said both dogs are doing fine and were ready to be picked up.

No other injuries were reported in the fire.

The American Red Cross was called to assist 19 displaced residents, most of whom were not home at the time of the fire, according to Salcido.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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