Boy, 6, Dies Following SJ Fire

Mother and son both died in a San Jose fire this week.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Craig Allyn Rose
    A deadly fire on Warfield Way in San Jose kills one.

    A 6-year-old boy who was badly burned in a Tuesday fire died two days after the three-alarm blaze engulfed his San Jose four-plex.

    The Santa Clara County Coroner has not yet released the boy's name. But an uncle told NBC Bay Area earlier this week that the boy's name is David Nguyen, a student at Stonegate Elementary School.

    San Jose family speaks out after fatal fire on Warfield Way.

    [BAY] San Jose family speaks out after fatal fire on Warfield Way.
    The family of Dieu K. Ton is upset following a fatal fire at her apartment complex on Warfield Way. (Published Wednesday, May 2, 2012)

    The boy's mother, Dieu K. Ton, 51, who worked in a nail salon, died immediately following the 3 a.m. fire at the family's apartment on Warfield Way near Tully Road.

    Mother-and-son are the first and second fire fatalities in San Jose in a year.

    The boy's father, identified by family members as Peter Nguyen, had been taken to the hospital after suffering cuts to his body. Fire Capt. Mary Gutierrez said that he had tried to break glass in an effort to free his family. His condition on Friday wasn't immediately available.

    The couple's 12-year-old son, Philip Nguyen, did not suffer major injuries.

    The uncle, Hung Ton, along with the boy's aunt and grandfather were also living in the apartment at the time of the fire, but were able to escape.

    Fire authorities have not yet said what caused the fire, but noted that the garage was most heavily damaged.

    Contact Lisa Fernandez at 408-432-4758 or lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com.Follow her at Twitter.com/ljfernandez.