SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Firefighters tackled a two-alarm blaze that caused about $100,000 in damage to a San Jose barber shop Wednesday morning.

Dispatchers received a report of the fire at 9:47 a.m. from someone inside the shop at North Seventh and East Hedding streets, fire Capt. Mary Gutierrez said.

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“Someone inside tried to extinguish it unsuccessfully,” she said, although everyone was able to escape without injury.

The first arriving unit found thick black smoke billowing from the one-story shop, which is nestled between adjacent businesses.

Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to other businesses, and had it controlled by 10:30 a.m., Gutierrez said.

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The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, although Gutierrez said someone reported seeing fire in the shop’s kitchen area.

No injuries were reported.


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