SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — An early Saturday morning 2-alarm fire gutted a San Jose corner store and forced the residents that lived in apartments on the second floor to flee for safety.
San Jose fire officials said neighbors spotted smoke about 6:45 a.m. coming from the Sidhu Market at the corner of Locust and Virginia streets. Arriving crews found flames and smoke billowing out of the two-story building.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Drenches Northern California, Setting Some Rainfall Records
Seven residents living on the second floor escaped on their own, but firefighters had to assist an eighth person safely out of the building.READ MORE: UPDATE: Streets Flood in San Rafael, Mill Valley as Wild Storm Lashes Bay Area
No injuries were reported. The three units above were damaged by smoke and the Red Cross was assisting residents with shelter, fire officials said.MORE NEWS: Stephen Curry Reaches 5,000 Assists, Warriors Beat Kings 119-107
The cause is under investigation.