Fire Spreads to Two San Jose Homes

Embers from one house fire spread to a second nearby home

Tuesday, May 21, 2013  |  Updated 10:02 PM PDT
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Fire Spreads to Two San Jose Homes

Helicopter video showed crews appeared to have a handle on the fires by 5:15 p.m.

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Fire crews had their hands full Tuesday afternoon fighting two house fires in San Jose.

The first fire was reported at 4 p.m. on Warner Driver. Crews said they were able to knock it down, but not before embers from that first drifted down on a neighbors home.

Fire Capt. Cleo Doss said when firefighters arrived at the first home there were wires down, though it wasn't clear if they had caused the fire, and the fire had spread to a shed in one home's yard

Fire officials said the second home was on home on Morrie Dr.

That fire went to a second alarm, according to San Jose fire.

Firefighters then split their initial two-alarm response into two incidents and called for a larger response at around 4:30 p.m.

The two fires were knocked down at about 5:30 p.m.

The house on Morrie Drive sustained damage to its roof and attic, and the fire also burned parts of the house on Warner Drive's roof. The two homes' residents will likely be temporarily displaced, Doss said. No one was injured in the two fires.

Crews sprayed water on surrounding homes in hopes of preventing further spread.

When our helicopter flew over the scene at 5 p.m. it appeared crews were getting a handle on both fires.

Fire crews said the first may have started in a tree house.

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