San Jose Fire Department

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

San Jose Firefighters Battle 2 Simultaneous Friday-Night Blazes

The San Jose Fire Department responded simultaneously to a fire at a grocery store and another at a home late Friday night.

10/04/2014

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San Jose Fire Department Under Pressure To Improve Emergency Response Times, Gets Better

New data reveals the San Jose Fire Department is arriving on the scene of emergency calls within eight minutes, close to 90 percent of the time—an improvement over the end of last year.

10/02/2014

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2-Alarm Fire At San Jose Pallet Yard Considered Suspicious

Firefighters responded to a 2-alarm blaze at a lumber mill in San Jose Tuesday morning, fire officials said.

09/16/2014

5-Alarm Fire in San Jose

1 Critically Hurt In 5-Alarm Warehouse Fire In San Jose

One person was critically injured and several buildings were damaged in a five-alarm fire burning in San Jose near Spartan Stadium Saturday morning.

07/26/2014

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2 Residents, 1 Firefighter Injured In San Jose House Fire

Two residents and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a one-alarm fire Sunday morning that left a San Jose home uninhabitable.

06/15/2014

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Son Allegedly Sets San Jose House Ablaze After Argument With His Dad

San Jose fire and police responded to a small fire at a house in north San Jose Thursday afternoon that a resident said was set deliberately.

06/06/2014

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Mayor Says Cash-Strapped San Jose Can Improve Fire Response By Downsizing Crews

Right now, San Jose Fire shows up with four people on each engine, and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a huge blaze or a minor medical call. But with a tight budget, Reed said it’s time to rethink four-man teams.

05/14/2014

Zanker Road landfill (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

Limited Access To Water, High Winds Hampered San Jose Fire Crews At Landfill Fire

Fire officials are investigating the cause of three-alarm fire on Sunday that broke out at the Zanker Road Landfill where large amount of burning wood chips sent up plumes of brown and white smoke that could be seen for miles.

05/12/2014

San Jose Firefighters tweeted this pic of a four alarm fire at the former home of KNTV near a Caltrain station. (Source: San Jose Fire Dept.)

Cadaver Dogs Comb San Jose Fire Site In Arson Investigation

Arson investigators with specially trained dogs resumed the search Thursday for possible human remains in the debris of a burned-down building near downtown San Jose.

04/17/2014

Family Of Nine Escapes 2-Alarm Fire In San Jose (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Family Of 9 Escapes 2-Alarm Fire In San Jose

A two-alarm residential fire displaced a family of nine in San Jose early Tuesday morning, a fire captain said.

04/15/2014

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