SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Firefighters were battling a fire at auto dealership, in San Jose.

Multiple units responded to the structure fire on 1st Street near Humboldt Street shortly after 7 p.m., according to San Jose Fire Department.

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The fire started behind the office building while the owners were inside.

An employee went to the rear of the building with a fire extinguisher but the fire roared in from the alleyway, fire spokesman Capt. Brad Cloutier said.

Everyone was able to get out safely.

Traffic was being rerouted.

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According to Captain Cloutier, there was significant damage to the office but no autos were damaged.

No word as to how the fire started and no reports of injuries.

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