Shed Fire Spread to Home in San Jose

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    Firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire in San Jose that displaced five people this afternoon, a fire captain said.

    Crews responded to a report of a fire in the 5100 block of Leigh Avenue, near Los Gatos Almaden Road, at about 1:15 p.m., Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.

    The fire started in the backyard of the home, where an external shed burned, Van Elgort said.

    A second alarm was activated and PG&E was called when crews found live power lines on the ground, Van Elgort said. The fire was contained by 2:40 p.m., Van Elgort said.

    None of the five people -- who included three adults and two children, one with special needs -- was injured in the blaze, he said.

    Van Elgort said the fire burned the rear of the house, causing moderate damage to a couple of rooms. The shed was destroyed, he said.

    The American Red Cross was notified about the displaced residents, but Van Elgort was unsure whether they accepted assistance in finding a place to stay.