SJ Business Destroyed in Overnight Fire

Business a total loss following fire.

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    Firefighters had their hands full when they arrived at the scene of a fire in San Jose overnight.

    A two-alarm fire at a San Jose business caused major damage overnight Tuesday.

    The fire at a business at 2737 S. Bascom Ave. was reported at  12:47 a.m. Fire crews arrived at 12:54 a.m. and saw the 1,500-square-foot  building in flames. A second-alarm was called at 1:02 a.m., San Jose fire  Capt. Rob Brown said.

    It appears the building houses two businesses, one of which was a massage parlor. Fire officials had not been able to contact  storeowners as of this morning.

    Just before 2 a.m. the fire had been contained and fire crews were  beginning initial knockdown. Brown estimated firefighters would be at the  scene until 3 a.m., Brown said.

    An initial estimate of damage to the building and its contents is  about $300,000 and the building's structure is believed to be a total loss,  according to Brown.

    The building was unoccupied as the fire took over the building and  no one was injured, including firefighters. Nearby buildings were not  threatened or damaged by the flames, Brown said.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, although fire  officials believe it may have started suspiciously, Brown said.