Firefighters Call San Jose Highschool Fire "Suspicious"

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Independence High School at 1776 Educational Park Drive at about 12:35 p.m., a San Jose fire spokesman said.

Sunday, Mar 3, 2013  |  Updated 3:00 PM PDT
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SJ Firefighters Call High School Fire "Suspicious"

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San Jose firefighters were at the scene of a suspicious fire at a high school building this afternoon.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Independence High  School at 1776 Educational Park Drive at about 12:35 p.m., a San Jose fire spokesman said.

The one-alarm fire, which started at a vending machine and spread to an office was contained by about 1:15 p.m., the fire spokesman said. But smoke was still coming from the building at 1:30 p.m.

No one was injured by the blaze.

Investigators remained at the scene determining the extent of the  damage to one building, he said.

Preliminary information indicated that the cause of the fire  appeared to be suspicious.

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