Dog Killed, Elderly Man Hurt In San Jose House Fire

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A man in his 80s was injured and a dog killed in a one-alarm fire in San Jose early Sunday morning, a fire captain said.

About 3 a.m., several residents went to a fire station on South King Road to report a fire at a home in the neighborhood, San Jose fire Capt. Rob Brown said.

Firefighters responded to a house in the 2000 block of South King Road and said flames and heavy smoke were pouring out of a window in the front of the house.

An elderly man was found in the rear of the house throwing belongings out a window, Brown said.

The man was evacuated and taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire was contained to the kitchen area and was brought under control in about 45 minutes, Brown said.

The remains of a deceased dog were found in another area of the house.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation but appeared to be accidental, Brown said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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