SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - An 11-year-old girl who was injured in a house fire in San Jose last week has died.
The girl was identified as Jessica Brookbank, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiners office and family members. The fire also killed her 83-year-old grandmother, Sydney Brookbank.
The fire was reported at 7:29 a.m. Aug. 5, in the 1200 block of Greenmoor Drive, and was contained in about an hour. A 22-year-old man who was sleeping in the home woke up to the smell of smoke and jumped out of a window to safety. He sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Family members told Bay City News, the grandmother had multiple sclerosis and was unable to escape the home. The girl was visiting her grandmother, aunt, and uncle for the weekend and was initially hospitalized in critical condition at Palo Alto's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The girl later died from smoke inhalation.
The blaze destroyed the entire one-story building but firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading to neighboring structures. A family cat also died in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.