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.

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Thirty-nine residents were evacuated and two dogs were killed. Firefighters had some trouble with visibility during the firefight.

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“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.

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The Red Cross is helping the displaced victims find temporary housing.