2 Hospitalized in 1-Alarm House Fire in San Jose

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    A one-alarm structure fire on Rockway Dr. in San Jose injured two residents and displaced four people Sunday morning, according to the San Jose Fire Department. (Published Sunday, Jun 15, 2014)

    Two residents and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a one-alarm fire Sunday morning that left a San Jose home uninhabitable, a fire captain said.

    Crews were dispatched around 7:45 a.m. to a home on Rockway Drive in the Alum Rock neighborhood where they saw heavy fire in a garage that had spread to the home's living space, according to San Jose fire Capt. Reggie Williams.

    A family of four was able to escape the blaze but two of the residents suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation and were sent to a local burn center for treatment, Williams said.

    "You know the fire, when we first got here was in a smoldering state. As it got some oxygen, the front room and kitchen flashed on the firefighters inside," Williams said. "We had flames through the roof up to 10-to-15 feet."

    A firefighter also suffered a minor burn while fighting the fire and was treated at the scene and released.

    Fire crews had the blaze under control around 9:50 a.m., Williams said.

    The blaze caused major damage to the home, leaving the four residents without a home. The American Red Cross was on scene this morning to provide housing assistance.

    Williams said the fire appears to have been caused by a cooking appliance left on in the home's garage and is considered accidental.