A person died in a house fire this afternoon in northern San Jose and a firefighter was transported to a hospital for reasons unrelated to the fire, a San Jose Fire Department spokesman said.
The department received a call at 3:18 p.m. about a fire at a two-story, single-family dwelling at 1766 Daltry Way north of Hostetter Road, fire spokesman Capt. Cleo Doss said.
Some people who had evacuated from the home told firefighters another person was still inside on the second floor where light smoke was seen coming out, Doss said.
When firefighters entered the home and went to the second floor, they noticed heavy smoke and cut a hole into the ceramic tile roof to allow it to escape, Doss said.
They then removed the male victim from the second floor and brought him outside where he was pronounced dead, Doss said.
A firefighter who responded to the scene became ill for a reason not related to the fire and was transported to a hospital, Doss said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.