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Several Displace by SJ Fire



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    Six residents were displaced, including two who suffered minor  burns, after a small fire started in the bedroom of their San Jose home  earlier this morning, a fire captain said.
        Firefighters responded to a blaze reported at a triplex unit at  South Third and Martha streets around 4:45 a.m., San Jose fire Capt. Rob  Brown said.

        Crews arrived quickly and found light smoke coming from the side  of the building, Brown said. Firefighters found the fire coming from one of  the bedrooms, where they were able to contain the blaze before it spread to  neighboring units, he said. The fire was under control by about 5:30 a.m.     All six residents, four adults and two children, were able to  escape the home without serious injury. Brown said two adults suffered minor  burns when they tried to extinguish the fire using blankets. Both were  treated on scene and released.
        The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents with  temporary housing.
        The damage to the home was confined to the windows and doors and  is estimated to be about $10,000, Brown said. The fire investigator is still  on the scene gathering information to determine the cause of the fire.