Shed Fire Spread to Home in San Jose

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012  |  Updated 3:22 PM PDT
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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.

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