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San Jose Firefighters Knock Down Blaze in Carport, Apartment

The residents of two apartments in San Jose were displaced Wednesday evening after a fire in a carport spread to a building, according to a fire official.

The fire at an apartment building in the 300 block of Northlake Drive was reported at 5:15 p.m., according to San Jose Fire Capt. Christopher Salcido.

Three cars were enveloped in flame when firefighters arrived on scene and the fire had spread to the first and second floors, Salcido said.

One resident was home asleep at the time of the fire, but neighbors banged on the door and woke him.

The fire crew knocked down the blaze within minutes and there were no injuries to residents or firefighters, Salcido said.

Firefighters initially called for a second alarm but canceled that after seeing the extent of the fire.

The cars were destroyed in the fire and residents will not be able to sleep in the affected apartments Wednesday night, Salcido said.

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