House up for sale heavily damaged by early morning fire
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SAN JOSE, Calif. —
A San Jose home that was up for sale caught fire and was heavily damaged early Saturday, authorities said.
San Jose fire officials said the home on Timberview Court was on the market for $1.5 million. The family that lived in the home had moved a large number of personal items into the garage to prepare for its upcoming move.
But at about 4:30 a.m., a 911 call alerted police to a fire in the cluttered garage.
Arriving firefighters found flames and smoke streaming out of the garage. They quickly attacked the blaze and had it under control at about 5:40 a.m.
Five people - four adults and one juvenile - were displaced, according to officials.
One person was treated for minor injuries at the scene, but no one was transported to local hospitals.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, officials said.
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