SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A firefighter and a civilian were injured during a two-alarm fire at a home in East San Jose Monday, fire officials reported.
The San Jose Fire Department reported shortly after 11 a.m. that crews had responded to the fire at a single-story, single-family home on the 100 block of Laumer Ave. about a block southeast of Alum Rock Ave.READ MORE: Dixie Fire Update: Homes Burn; Firefighters Wage Desperate Battle With Wall Of Flames In Indian Falls
The fire declared under control at 12:43 p.m. One firefighter and one civilian had to be taken to the hospital because of injuries. There was no immediate word of their condition.READ MORE: San Francisco To Consider Transit Fees On Congested City Streets
Firefighters were able to respond quickly to the fire and prevent its spread to other homes because a fire task force had been pre-positioned in the area since last week due to high fire danger, the fire department said.MORE NEWS: 2 Arrested for Defacing Santa Cruz 'Black Lives Matter' Street Mural With Skid Marks
The Red Cross responded to assist seven displaced residents, the fire department said. The cause of the fire was still under investigation.