SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Fire crews extinguished a blaze at an apartment complex Thursday evening in San Jose.
he fire started on a second-story unit around 5:15 p.m. on South Willard Avenue.READ MORE: U.S. Supreme Court Sides With College Athletes In Key Compensation Case
Thirty-nine residents were evacuated and two dogs were killed. Firefighters had some trouble with visibility during the firefight.READ MORE: Crime Victims In Oakland Face Racial Inequity In State-Mandated Compensation Programs
“The smoke was so thick black and heavy, it was hard to see what was burning … a fully-involved apartment on the second floor,” one of the firefighters told KPIX.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Fire Destroys 2 Pleasant Hill Homes; Resident Still Missing, Firefighter Suffers Burns
The Red Cross is helping the displaced victims find temporary housing.