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Arson Suspected in San Jose Storage Unit Fire

Arson is suspected in a one-alarm fire at a storage unit in downtown San Jose, officials said.

The fire was also outside a carpet business and damaged a nearby billboard just outside downtown San Jose late Thursday night.

Crews responded to a report of a building fire at Off Price Carpet Outlet at 1020 W. San Carlos St. around 10:45 p.m., fire Capt. Tim Miller said.

When firefighters reached the scene, they saw a large pile of carpet in an outside storage unit adjacent to the building in flames, Miller said.

The blaze spread to a billboard directly above the storage unit, according to Miller.

The fire didn't spread to the building's interior and was under control about an hour later, the captain said.

No injuries were reported.

PG&E personnel responded to the scene where they repaired power lines damaged in the fire, Miller said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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