San Jose Fire Department
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.
Two businesses were damaged by a two-alarm fire at an industrial park in San Jose overnight, according to the San Jose Fire Department.
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.
One person was injured and a family was displaced from a one-alarm blaze Sunday morning in San Jose.
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.
A car crash in South San Jose on Monday morning left a passenger dead while the driver was arrested, authorities said.
Fire Chief William McDonald announced on Thursday that he will leave San Jose after three years of service, amid a contentious relationship with City Hall and layoffs, to become the chief in Las Vegas.
The San Jose Fire Department is planning on holding a recruitment class early next year, a significant event as it will be the first one held in the city in five years.
Firefighters contained a fire in heavy brush near Coyote Creek Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.
The fire started on the third floor balcony at the InnVision Villa on 11th and E. San Antonio Streets—near San Jose State’s fraternity row at about 5:37 p.m. The flames quickly spread to the roof of the structure but all forty residents were evacuated safely.