2 Residents, 1 Firefighter Injured In San Jose House Fire

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San Jose House Fire

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a home on Rockway Drive in San Jose, Sunday. (Bay City News Photo)

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Two residents and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a one-alarm fire Sunday morning that left a San Jose home uninhabitable, a fire captain said.

Crews were dispatched around 7:45 a.m. to a home on Rockway Drive where they saw heavy fire in a garage that had spread to the home’s living space, according to San Jose fire Capt. Reggie Williams.

A family of four was able to escape the blaze but two of the residents suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation and were sent to a local burn center for treatment, Williams said.

A firefighter also suffered a minor burn while fighting the fire and was treated at the scene and released.

Fire crews had the blaze under control around 9:50 a.m., Williams said.

The blaze caused major damage to the home, leaving the four residents without a home. The American Red Cross was on scene to provide housing assistance.

Williams said the fire appears to have been caused by a cooking appliance left on in the home’s garage and is considered accidental.

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