Residents Escape Blazing Home In San Jose Foothills

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose firefighters responded to a two-alarm house fire in the eastern foothills Sunday afternoon.

The fire on Higuera Road near Quail Canyon Road was reported around 3:20 p.m., Fire Captain Rob Brown said.

Firefighters were able to see a column of smoke from some distance away. The roof of the 3,200 square foot, two-story single family home was fully involved in flames when they arrived on scene, Brown said.

The house has sustained extensive damage, especially to the second floor, Brown said.

Six residents were displaced from the home. They were all able to evacuate safely, with no injuries reported, Brown said.

While it is still too early to pinpoint the fire’s cause, Brown said the roof appeared to be a likely point of origin. The residents told firefighters they had a fire going in the fireplace when the fire broke out.

(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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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