Firefighters Quickly Bring 2-Alarm Fire at San Jose School Under Control

A school district superintendent said that a fire that damaged a South San Jose middle school Thursday morning would not impact students and he praised city firefighters for containing the blaze to one classroom.

Firefighters brought the 2-alarm fire under control after it started at Caroline Davis Intermediate School at 5035 Edenview Drive about 5:30 a.m., fire officials said.

Fire crews arrived to find the fire burning in the attic space of a multi-purpose room, fire Capt. Reggie Williams said.

Firefighters were able to isolate the blaze to the attic and knocked down the fire shortly before 6 a.m., he said.

Jose Manzo, superintendent of the Oak Grove School District, said in a statement that the district will relocate students at Caroline Davis Intermediate School whose classroom was damaged in the fire.

"As a result of the department's rapid response, the fire was contained to one classroom, and therefore, did not cause damage to any other structures on the campus," Manzo said.

"With the first day of school quickly approaching, I want Davis Middle School parents to know that students' classroom experience will not be impacted in any way," he said.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and is being investigated by the San Jose Fire Department, according to Manzo.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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