SAN JOSE (CBS SF)— Two people suffered serious burns in a fire at a home in San Jose early Friday morning, where crime bars on the windows and doors may have hindered their escape.
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a home in the 2900 block of Aetna Way at about 3:45 a.m., San Jose fire Capt. Reggie Williams said.READ MORE: South Bay Congressman Welcomes Afghan Refugees Arriving in Fremont
The fire was found in the rear of the structure in a patio enclosure, Williams said.
Two residents— a male and female—were inside the home at the time of the blaze and had a difficult time escaping, according to Williams.
There were bars on all the windows and exterior doors, and the residents escaped the home through the rear where the fire was burning, Williams said.
Williams said the two residents suffered “critical burns” and were transported to a hospital for treatment.READ MORE: 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Los Angeles