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: Oakland Resumes 'Bulky Block Party' Trash Disposal Events To Stem Illegal Dumping
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: Free Dental Clinic for Uninsured In Contra Costa County Opening Next Month
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: UPDATE: Fremont Sexual Assault Suspect Now Charged in 3rd Case; Additional Victims Sought
The Red Cross responded to assist seven displaced residents, the fire department said. The cause of the fire was still under investigation.