Two people were in critical condition Sunday after an explosion triggered a fire inside a San Jose motel room, officials said.
The blast and subsequent fire were reported around 12:30 a.m. at the Casa Linda Motel, at 1669 Monterey Road, near San Jose Avenue, according to officials.
The two victims were transported to a local trauma center. Neither of them were firefighters, fire officials said.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Arson investigators and PG&E officials responded to assist in the investigation, according to fire officials.
Firefighters were able to control the blaze quickly.