Fire Destroys Detached Garage at San Jose Home

A fire destroyed a detached garage and damaged two parked cars Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood just northeast of downtown San Jose, according to fire department officials.

The fire started at about 12:30 p.m. at a property on 16th Street near Washington Street, fire officials said. Flames also did some damage to the house next door and a couple of properties on 15th Street.

Fire crews had control of the blaze by about 1:30 p.m., officials said.

Mayor Sam Liccardo was at the scene and praised firefighters as well as neighbors who rushed into a home to evacuate some pets.

No injuries were reported.

It was not clear how the fire started.

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