7 children, 6 adults displaced in San Jose duplex fire

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A two-alarm duplex fire displaced more than a dozen people in San Jose just north of Interstate Highway 680 this afternoon, a fire department spokesman said.

Crews responded to a report of smoke from the rear of a duplex in the 600 block of South Sunset Avenue around 2:30 p.m., Fire Capt. Christopher Salcido said.

Arriving crews found everyone inside had already evacuated and heavy black smoke was coming from the rear of a duplex, Salcido said.

A second alarm was called for but quickly canceled because firefighters had limited access to bring in large equipment, he said.

The fire was under control at about 3:10 p.m., Salcido said.

The American Red Cross was called to help seven children and six adults displaced by the blaze, he said.

Neighboring homes were evacuated as a precaution but weren't damaged in the fire, according to Salcido.

The fire did a considerable amount of damage to the rear of the home, Salcido said.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.