SAN JOSE (KCBS) — A two-alarm fire at San Jose has homeless shelter on Tuesday night displaced about 40 people—all women and children, authorities 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.
“Everybody was evacuated prior,” San Jose Fire Capt. Rob Brown said. “The staff at the facility actually went door to door on the three different stories to make sure everybody was evacuated. So they did a good job getting everybody out.”