Man Dies in Apartment Fire in San Jose; 15 Displaced

A man died after a fire broke out in a San Jose apartment complex early Friday morning.

The victim was unconscious when he was pulled from the second floor unit where the fire started before 4:00 a.m. at the Driftwood Manor apartments in the 1200 block of Blossom Hill Road, according to fire officials on the scene.

Officials performed CPR on the man for 20 minutes until he was pronounced dead.

"They came in, took down the door and flames were coming out. It was really bad, a lot of smoke," said the man's next door neighbor Dianet Contreras. She said she was sleeping when the smoke alarm went off.

Neighbors say the man was quiet and kept to himself.

The fire was contained to just one unit but five other units were damaged and its fifteen residents have been displaced, according to the Fire Battalion. The Silicon Valley Red Cross said volunteers were on the scene to assist.

Authorities don't yet know what caused the blaze. An arson investigator was at the scene looking into it.

Blossom Hill Road was shut down at Russo Drive. Cloutier said he didn't know when it would be reopened.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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