San Jose Church Goes Up In Flames

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A converted home at a church went up in flames Friday morning in San Jose and firefighters were able to extinguish it before it spread to nearby houses, a fire captain said.

Crews responded to a report of a blaze in the area of Minnesota and Curtiss avenues at about 5:30 a.m., fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.

When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the rear of the structure, according to Van Elgort.

Because of nearby trees and homes, a second alarm was called, he said.

Van Elgort said a detached rear room of a church caught fire, and responding crews were able to quickly knock it down.

The fire was deemed under control by 6:15 a.m., he said. No injuries were reported.

The cause remains under investigation.

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