SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A firefighter was injured in an apartment fire in West San Jose that displaced nearly 20 residents from their homes Thursday morning, according to San Jose fire officials.
A call came in about a fire in the 3700 block of Underwood Drive at 2:43 a.m., according to San Jose fire senior dispatcher Brenda Jaime.READ MORE: Lawsuit Alleges Low-Income Homeowners Were Manipulated Into Getting PACE Green-Energy Loans
One firefighter was injured in the four-alarm blaze after falling through the roof.
San Jose fire Capt. Mary Gutierrez said the firefighter was then hospitalized in stable condition.
The firefighter has yet to be released from the hospital, she said.
The fire started on the bottom floor and spread upward to the attic, Gutierrez said.READ MORE: COVID: Bay Area Expert Says Michigan's Surge From UK Variant Not Likely In California
All residents were evacuated and the American Red Cross is assisting the 17 displaced resident Thursday morning, Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez said a resident on the first floor said they had left a candle unattended, which the captain said is a probable cause of the blaze.
The fire was knocked down at 3:38 a.m., however, some crews were still at the scene Thursday morning, according to Gutierrez.
Seventy firefighters, including mutual aid assistance from the Santa Clara County Fire Department, responded to the fire, Gutierrez said.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: 2 Dead, 7 Injured, 1 Arrest In Suspected DUI Crash In Pittsburg
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