It took fire crews several hours to control a three-alarm fire at an East San Jose Goodwill store. When they were done, all that was left is the building's charred remains.
The fire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, Capt. Robert Culbertson said.
The building used to house the popular sporting goods store Reed's Sport Shop, which opened in 1948, according to the Web site of the indoor shooting range in Santa Clara still run by the family.
The 15,000-square-foot building, located at 3020 Alum Rock Ave., served as both a store and a donation storage warehouse for Goodwill of Silicon Valley.
While an official damage estimate is not yet available, Culbertson said the structure and its contents are a total loss.
"The only thing left standing right now are the exterior walls," he said.
The fire was declared under control at 7:45 a.m., Culbertson said.
Fighting a three-alarm fire in such a large building filled with flammable items like clothing and furniture presented a tremendous challenge for fire crews, Culbertson said. Nobody was injured in the fire, and crews kept the blaze from damaging nearby buildings, he said.
The store was Goodwill's 16th in Silicon Valley and its newest location, said Karina Robles, assistant to Goodwill Silicon Valley president Michael Fox. The company celebrated the store's grand opening on July 24, she said.
Many staff members remain at the site of the fire, she said.
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