San Jose

1 Injured in Two-Alarm Structure Fire in Downtown San Jose

NBC Bay Area

Firefighters were battling a two-alarm structure fire Friday morning in downtown San Jose that injured at least one person, according to the fire department.

The blaze was burning at a boarded-up house in the 300 block of West St. John Street, between Almaden Boulevard and North Autumn Street, fire officials said. The flames started outside the home then spread to the structure.

Streets in the area were shut down, and San Jose police asked the public to avoid the area.

Initial reports indicated an injured man was taken to a hospital, but fire officials later said the man refused to be transported. The man was rescued from the house and placed on a gurney, but he hopped off the gurney and fled, officials said.

No other injuries were immediately reported.

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