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San Jose Fire Department

Sketch of serial arsonist suspected in a string of fires in San Jose.

SJ Officials Say Sunday Morning Fires May Be Work Of Serial Arsonist

Firefighters in San Jose are investigating two suspicious fires Sunday morning and believe they may have been set by a serial arsonist that has set fire to numerous buildings in the downtown area.

01/12/2014

San Jose Apartment Fire

17 Residents Displaced In San Jose Apartment Fire

A two-alarm fire in a San Jose apartment building displaced 17 people Saturday afternoon, according to fire officials.

12/22/2013

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2-Alarm San Jose Fire Displaces 9 Residents

Fire officials are investigating a two-alarm fire at Victorian duplex in downtown San Jose on Friday morning.

11/01/2013

Fire destroyed at least one building and damaged others at Padula Lumber Co. on Monterey Road near San Jose, October 8, 2013. (CBS)

Building Collapses In San Jose Lumber Yard Fire

A building collapsed in a two-alarm fire at a lumber yard near San Jose Tuesday morning, a Cal Fire captain said.

10/08/2013

Firefighters and EMTs attend to an injured passenger inside a Honda Accord that ran off Highway 85 and crashed into a parking lot on Snell Road in San Jose, August 15, 2013. (CBS)

Car Flies Off Hwy 85 Into San Jose Parking Lot; 3 Hurt

At least two people were injured Thursday when a truck and a sedan collided on Highway 85, sending one of the vehicles over the guardrail onto the surface street below, authorities officials said.

08/15/2013

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2 San Jose Homes Damaged By 2-Alarm Fire

Multiple calls reported two homes on fire, Van Elgort said, and immediately after arriving firefighters called for a second alarm response and 30 minutes after that a third alarm.

07/19/2013

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2 San Jose Businesses Damaged In Industrial Park Fire

Two businesses were damaged by a two-alarm fire at an industrial park in San Jose overnight, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

07/04/2013

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

San Jose Councilman’s Proposed Firefighter Hiring Freeze Angers Fire Chief

A proposal by a San Jose city councilman to freeze firefighter hiring until the firefighter union accepts a reduced pension benefit has sent shock waves though the fire department and drawn the ire of its outgoing chief.

06/25/2013

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1 Hurt, Family Displaced By San Jose House Fire

One person was injured and a family was displaced from a one-alarm blaze Sunday morning in San Jose.

06/23/2013

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San Jose Appoints 27-Year-Veteran As Acting Fire Chief

San Jose’s fire department announced the appointment of 27-year-veteran Ruben Torres as the acting fire chief after the departure of the former chief to Las Vegas.

06/19/2013

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