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Residents Escape Two-Alarm San Jose Fire

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Firefighters at the scene of a two-alarm house fire on the 4100 block of Ruby Avenue in San Jose Wednesday afternoon. (CBS)

Firefighters at the scene of a two-alarm house fire on the 4100 block of Ruby Avenue in San Jose Wednesday afternoon. (CBS)

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A three-alarm fire that displaced four residents at a San Jose home Wednesday afternoon has been extinguished, a fire captain said.

The fire was reported at 2:06 p.m. in the 2100 block of Ruby Avenue, fire Capt. Cleo Doss said.

The fire was under control at 3:37 p.m., Doss said.

Multiple calls from neighbors came in about a fire outside of the two-story home.

A neighbor knocked on the front door and helped the one resident who was inside safely exit before fire crews arrived, Doss said.

Crews called for a second alarm at 2:17 p.m. and then a third alarm at 2:40 p.m., Doss said.

The fire reportedly started in the backyard area and then spread to the eaves of the home, Doss said.

Four adults living in the home have been displaced and the American Red Cross is assisting those residents, Doss said.

Neighbors on either side of the burning house had been evacuated, but as of around 4 p.m. were able to return inside, Doss said.

No injuries were reported, Doss said.

(Copyright 2013 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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