18 People, Including 5-Month-Old Baby, Escape San Jose Fire

San Jose fire crews knocked down a three-alarm fire, which forced 18 residents to evacuate their houses, early Thursday morning, a fire captain said.

The blaze started around 12:20 a.m. in the back of a two-story, four-unit townhouse complex in the 100 block of Chynoweth Avenue.

The residents of the building - ten adults and eight children, including a 5-month-old baby - evacuated before the blaze spread into three units and an attic space.

A Valley Transportation Authority bus was called to shelter the residents, due to weather conditions.

Fire crews had the fire under control at about 1:15 a.m.

San Jose Fire Capt. Reggie Williams said one unit was completely destroyed while two others were in bad condition.

No one was injured.

Investigators are not sure what caused the fire.

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