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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.


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.



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.



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.


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.



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.



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.


One person was killed in a crash in San Jose. (CBS)

Passenger Killed, Driver Arrested In Suspected DUI Crash In San Jose

A car crash in South San Jose on Monday morning left a passenger dead while the driver was arrested, authorities said.


William McDonald (CBS)

San Jose Fire Chief McDonald Leaving For Las Vegas

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.


San Jose Fire Department truck

San Jose Fire Department To Hold First Recruiting Class In Five Years

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.





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