CUPERTINO (CBS SF) — A person trapped in a flaming vehicle near the Lehigh Hanson cement facility in Cupertino died at the scene Saturday morning, fire officials said.
Firefighters were dispatched to the facility in the area of the 24000 block of Stevens Creek Boulevard around 9:34 a.m. on the report of a vehicle on fire, according to fire officials.READ MORE: Video: San Rafael Streets Flooded as Wild, Wet Storm Lashes Bay Area
As they sped to the fire, more information came in that a person might be trapped inside. When they arrived, the firefighters confirmed that a person was trapped, fire officials said.
The firefighters quickly extinguished the flames but, despite their efforts, the person trapped in the car died at the scene, according to fire officials.READ MORE: Atmospheric River: More Than 130,000 Affected by Widespread Bay Area Outages
The cause of the fire is under investigation, fire officials said.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol assisted the Santa Clara County Fire Department in responding to the blaze.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Winds Flip Trucks On Richmond-San Rafael Bridge; Topple Dozens Of Drought-Weakened Trees
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