SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Firefighters worked to control a five-alarm fire that has burned two businesses in San Jose Saturday morning, a fire captain said.
Fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire at Commercial Street and Berryessa Road shortly before 7 a.m., San Jose fire Capt. Fernando Munoz said.READ MORE: FDA to Consider Pfizer Application for COVID Booster Shots on Friday
The fire is northeast of U.S. Highway 101 and about a half mile away from The San Jose Flea Market located at 1590 Berryessa Road.
The first fire crew arrived to find the structure fully involved and quickly raised the blaze to two alarms, he said.
The fire was gradually upgraded to five alarms, according to Munoz.
A majority of the blaze was knocked down around 9:30 a.m. but numerous flare-ups prevented firefighters from entering the one-story building, he said.
Firefighters battled the fire from outside of the structure that houses an auto shop and an auto upholstery business, the fire captain said.READ MORE: Marin County Uses State Grant to Seal Rural Roads With Recycled Tires
Two people were inside the building when the blaze started but were able to escape on their own, Munoz said.
An area east of the structure was evacuated, according to Munoz.
Fire crews will remain at the scene through Sunday morning to put out the blaze and conduct an investigation, he said.
No injuries were reported.
Commercial Street was closed between Oakland Road and Commercial Street as firefighters continued to battle the fire, Munoz said.MORE NEWS: Contractor Who Bribed San Francisco Public Works Director Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison
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